Antonyms for stridulous

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He alternates his tapping with his stridulous call, and the effect on a cool, autumn-like morning is very pleasing.

The dog maintained a stridulous barking; and James Polder carried her, in an ecstasy of snarling ill-temper, out.

The emancipated ghosts floated in all directions, emitting their shrill and stridulous cries in the gleaming expanse.

The vestal silence remained unbroken by the stridulous clarinet and the blatant trombones.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin stridulus "giving a shrill sound, creaking," from stridere "to utter an inarticulate sound, grate, creak" (see strident). Stridulation is first recorded 1838.

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