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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A harsh, grating or creaking sound.
From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1632.
The word is often used for the harsh vibrating sound produced when breathing with an airway obstruction.
“Abruptly the stridor yielded to a cadence of almost tender mellowness.”
Curt Maury; The Glitter and Other Stories; iUniverse; 2010.
See more usage examples of stridor in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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