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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together.

Usage examples (31)
  • No account that I have seen of the stridulation of male insects shows that it is a challenge.
  • His feet scraped the uneven floor, and his voice, beginning with a melodic stridulation, became the voice of a child:
  • Whistles of derision and rising stridulation threatened to drown him out, but this time the specialist would not be denied.
  • Sympathetic stridulation by those of like mind momentarily filled the room with the din of a hundred improperly tuned violas. for more
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