making a shrill grating or chirping sound
Origin of stridulousClassical Latin stridulus from stridere: see strident
- Characterized by or making a shrill grating sound or noise.
- Relating to or characterized by stridor.
Origin of stridulousFrom Latin strīdulus from strīdēre to make harsh sounds ultimately of imitative origin
From Latin stridulus (“creaking, giving a shrill sound"), from stridere (“to utter an inarticulate sound, creak, grate").