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Jul 14, 2020
This week’s theme
Misc. words

This week’s words
scansorial
stridor
disquisition
sanguinary
concupiscence

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stridor

PRONUNCIATION:
(STRY-duhr)

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.

USAGE:
“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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The power to define the situation is the ultimate power. -Jerry Rubin, activist and author (14 Jul 1938-1994)

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