strid|u|lous

strid|u|lous
strid|u|lous «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective.
1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »

She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything—even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker).

2. Medicine. of, having to do with, or characterized by stridor.
[< Latin strīdulus (with English -ous) < strīdere creak, sound harshly
strid´u|lous|ly, adverb.
strid´u|lous|ness, noun.

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  • strid´u|lous|ly — strid|u|lous «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective. 1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker). 2. Medicine. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • strid´u|lous|ness — strid|u|lous «STRIHJ uh luhs», adjective. 1. making a harsh or grating sound; strident: »She…closed her eyes in halcyon tranquility, enjoying everything even the stridulous cries of the gulls, even the windless heat (New Yorker). 2. Medicine. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • strid — strid; strid·dle; strid·er; strid·ling; strid·u·lant; strid·u·late; strid·u·la·tion; strid·u·la·tor; strid·u·la·to·ry; strid·u·lent; strid·u·lous; strid·u·lous·ly; …   English syllables

  • lous — aceph·a·lous; achlo·ro·phyl·lous; acid·u·lous; acoe·lous; adac·ty·lous; am·moph·i·lous; am·phib·o·lous; am·phi·coe·lous; am·phi·con·dy·lous; an·e·moph·i·lous; an·gu·lous; an·iso·dac·ty·lous; an·iso·phyl·lous; anom·a·lous; anom·a·lous·ly;… …   English syllables

  • stridulous — strid·u·lous …   English syllables

  • stridulously — strid·u·lous·ly …   English syllables

  • u — acid·u·lent; ac·u·ate; an·ti·co·ag·u·lant; an·ti·di·u·ret·ic; ap·pen·dic·u·lar·ia; ap·pen·dic·u·lar·i·an; ar·tic·u·lar; ar·tic·u·late; at·ten·u·ate; at·trib·u·tive; au·ric·u·la; au·ric·u·lar; au·ric·u·lar·ia; bin·oc·u·lar; brot·u·lid;… …   English syllables

  • Stridulous — Strid u*lous, a. [L. stridulus. See {Strident}.] Making a shrill, creaking sound. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] The Sarmatian boor driving his stridulous cart. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Stridulous laryngitis} (Med.), a form of croup, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stridulous laryngitis — Stridulous Strid u*lous, a. [L. stridulus. See {Strident}.] Making a shrill, creaking sound. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] The Sarmatian boor driving his stridulous cart. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Stridulous laryngitis} (Med.), a form of croup …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stridulous — Having a shrill or creaking sound. [L. stridulus, fr. strideo, to creak, to hiss] * * * strid·u·lous strij ə ləs adj characterized by stridor <stridulous breathing> …   Medical dictionary

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