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stridulate to produce a shrill grating, creaking, or chirping sound by rubbing certain parts of the body together, as some insects do.
stridulous producing or characterized by a harsh grating, creaking, or chirping sound.
strife conflict or enmity, usu. intense and often violent. [2 definitions]
strifeless combined form of strife.
strike to hit (someone or something) with the hand or something used as a weapon. [31 definitions]
strikebreaker one who hires others, or one who is hired, to work in place of striking employees during a strike; scab.
strikeout in baseball, an out made by a batter who incurs three strikes, or an out credited to a pitcher who causes a batter to strike out.
striker someone or something that strikes. [3 definitions]
strikethrough a computer font style in which typed characters appear with a line through them as though crossed out, used to indicate suggested deletions in editing a text.
strike up to begin or cause to begin (the playing of a piece of music, or an acquaintanceship or conversation, or the like).
strike while the iron is hot to take advantage of an opportunity without delay.
strike zone in baseball, the area above home plate, specifically between the batter's shoulders and knees, through which the pitch must pass to be ruled a strike.
striking causing a strong impression; very noticeable or remarkable. [2 definitions]
string a cord or slender rope used for binding or lacing. [12 definitions]
string band a musical group consisting of violin, guitar, string bass, and the like, usu. performing folk or country music.
string bean any of the long green pods, eaten when unripe, that are produced by various bean plants; snap bean.
stringboard a board or boards placed along the side of a staircase to support or cover the ends of the steps.
stringcourse a narrow horizontal course of stone or brick, often articulated or carved, that is set into the outside of a building as a design element.
stringed equipped or furnished with strings.
stringed instrument any musical instrument, such as the violin, guitar, or zither, in which the tones are produced by strings played with the fingers or with a plectrum or bow.
stringency a stringent quality or condition. [2 definitions]