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Mar 21, 2018
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
ambivalent
trencherman
stridulant
mondain
artless

stridulant
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stridulant

PRONUNCIATION:
(STRIJ-uh-luhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Shrill; making a harsh grating sound.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin stridere (to make a harsh sound). Earliest documented use: 1843.

USAGE:
“They’re ugly, come and see just how ugly they are, she repeats several times, her voice stridulant and too loud.”
Claudio Magris; Microcosms; Harvill; 2000.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. -Jean Paul Richter, writer (21 Mar 1763-1825)

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