MEANING: adjective: 1. Having or making a harsh grating sound. 2. Shrill or grating.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1611.

STRADULOUS - sounding ike an old violin

ASTRIDULOUS - one leg on one side, one leg on the other

'STRIADULOUS - it sounds like a I-III-V chord

(Compare with the word for June 4, 2015. Something's not really cricket here!