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Definition of the verb stridulate

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verb - inflections: stridulated | stridulating | stridulates

  1. make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures

Alternative definition of the verb stridulate


  1. [intransitive] To make a high-pitched chirping, grating, hissing, or squeaking sound, as male crickets and grasshoppers do, by rubbing certain body parts together.

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Google previewThe Frog with Self-Cleaning Feet (2013)

. . . And Other Extraordinary Tales from the Animal World by Michael Bright

The only mammal known to stridulate is the lowland streaked tenrec Hemicentetes semispinosus of Madagascar, which rubsits quills together. The tiny male common coquí frog Eleutherodactylus coqui from Puerto Rico is a nocturnal singer ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

STRIDULATE Verb. (Latin, stridor = grating.) Insects: To make a creaking, grating or hissing sound (noise) by rubbing 2 ridged or roughened surfaces against each other, e.g. Crickets stridulate. STRIDULATING ORGANS Hardened parts ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

decorticate, economise, excoriate, file, grate, gride, grind, husk, mar, peel, polish, pumice, rasp, scar, scour, shave, skin, stridulate, strip scrape away abrade scraped area abrasion scrape together amass, glean scrape up amass, assemble, ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

STRIDULATE, v, stria'tl-lāt, to make a small, harsh, or creaking noise.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

_ SEME stria _ LINE, STRIP, FILLET strict _ EXACT, HARSH, STERN stride _ GAIT, PACE, STEP, WALK strident _ HARSH, SHRILL, GRATING stridulate _ CHIRP strife _ WAR, FEUD, CONTEST strike ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

stablemate, staminate, starting gate, steady state, stéarate, stellulate, stimulate, stipulate, strangulate, stridulate, stylobate, subjugate, sublimate, subrogate, subulate, succinate, suffocate, sulfúrate, sultanate, supínate, supplicate, sup- purate, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Stridulate: To make a noise (chirp or creak) by rubbing two rough structures or surfaces together. Stridulation: Production of sound by means of a frictional mechanism; or sound production accomplished by rubbing two rough or ridged surfaces ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Stridulate: Stridulation. To make a noise (chirp or creak) by rubbing two structures or surface together. Strigilis (Strigil): In Hymenoptera a curbed comb-like movable spur on the distal end of the front tibia opposed by a hair-fringed cavity at the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

stratocumulus stratopause stratosphere stratum stratus streak stream drift stream flood stream grade streamline stream order stream power stream terrace stress stress-tolerator striate striation stridulate strike strike ridge strike stream strike.

Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

stridulatekitaa, tara. stridulate,make to whakakitaa. stridulation of cicada takitakio. strife pakanga, rawehoi, raweoi, riri.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

sinuate, situate, speculate, spoliate, stablemate, stimulate, stipulate, strangulate, stridulate, stylobate, subjugate, sublimate, subrogate, subulate, suffocate, sultanate, supplicate, surrogate, syncopate, syndicate, tablemate, tabulate, terminate, ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

squeal, grate, creak, pipe, chirp, peep, cheep, tweet, stridulate. ant. n. grunt, thud, boom, thunder. squeal v. 1 cry, yell, yelp, whine, wail, bawl, squawk, scream , squeak, shrill, screech, shriek. 2 BETRAY. — n. squeak, yelp, cry, yell, scream, ...

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Stridulate Meaning

Video shows what stridulate means. To make a high-pitched chirping, grating, hissing, or squeaking sound, as male crickets and grasshoppers do, by rubbing ...

Scrabble value of S1T1R1I1D2U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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