MEANING: noun: A harsh, grating or creaking sound.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1632.

NOTES: The word is often used for the harsh vibrating sound produced when breathing with an airway obstruction.

STRIDOL - somebody made a graven image of Saint R.

S'TRIGOR - It's Roy Rogers' horse!

ASTRID OR - the Swedish starlet with the golden hair