Definition of stridor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪdə/


[mass noun]
1A harsh or grating sound: the engines' stridor increased
1.1 Medicine A harsh vibrating noise when breathing, caused by obstruction of the windpipe or larynx.
Example sentences
  • In the emergency room she had labored breathing and stridor.
  • On physical examination, the patient had no stridor, respiratory distress, or cervical lymphadenopathy.
  • On examination, she was noted to be sitting upright and breathing without tachypnea, retractions or stridor.


Mid 17th century: from Latin, from stridere 'to creak'.

Words that rhyme with stridor

chider, cider, divider, eider, glider, Guider, Haida, hider, Ida, insider, Oneida, outsider, provider, rider, Ryder, Saida, slider, spider, strider

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Line breaks: stri|dor

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