Word of the Day – Sept. 15 – Stridulate

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Verb: Stridulate (STRIJ-uh-layt)

Definition: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures — used especially of male insects (as crickets or grasshoppers)

Sample sentence: As the darkness fell, the crickets began to stridulate and the rest of the insects joined in the chorus of the night.

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