verb (stridulates, stridulating, stridulated)
- (intransitive) To make a high-pitched chirping, grating, hissing, or squeaking sound, as male crickets and grasshoppers do, by rubbing certain body parts together.
Etymology: back-formation, Back-formation from (term, stridulation). (From earlier term (term, stridulous); from (term, stridulus) "giving a shrill sound, creaking," from (term, stridere) "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak".)
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