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stridulate

strid·u·late

stridulate

 
pronunciation:
strI j leIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stridulated, stridulates, stridulating
definition: to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.
Ants stridulate to communicate with each other.
derivations: stridulatory (adj.), stridulation (n.)