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Meaning of STRIDULATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together
 

STRIDULATION is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: noise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strid`u*la"tion\, n.
The act of stridulating. Specifically: (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The act of making shrill sounds or musical notes by
    rubbing together certain hard parts, as is done by the
    males of many insects, especially by Orthoptera, such as
    crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts.
(b) The noise itself.

Note: The crickets stridulate by rubbing together the strong
      nervures of the fore wings. Many grasshoppers
      stridulate by rubbing the hind legs across strong
      nervures on the fore wings. The green grasshoppers and
      katydids stridulate by means of special organs at the
      base of the fore wings.

 

 

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