W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Stridulate
STRIH-jə-lait
Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, mid 19th century
1

(Of an insect, especially a male cricket or grasshopper) make a shrill sound by rubbing the legs, wings, or other parts of the body together.

Examples of Stridulate in a sentence

“The grasshopper stridulates with a distinct sound.”

“Ted was frustrated that he couldn’t find the cricket in his basement even when it stridulated.”

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