strepent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin strepent, from strepere (to noise); compare obstreperous.

Adjective[edit]

strepent (comparative more strepent, superlative most strepent)

  1. (rare, obsolete) Noisy.
    • 1750, William Shenstone, Rural Elegance: An Ode to the Late Ducheſs of Somerset, in 1758, Robert Dodsley (editor), A Collection of Poems, page 13,
      Peace to the ſtrepent horn ! / Let no harſh diſſonance diſturb the morn, / No ſounds inelegant and rude / Her ſacred ſolitudes profane !
    • 1817, William Kirby, William Spence, An Introduction to Entomology: or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects, page 384,
      But since Reaumer could never witness this, I shall not insist upon your believing it, though the relater declares that he had heard it with his ears, and seen it with his eyes, and had called many to witness the vibrating and strepent wings of this trumpeter bumble-bee.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

strepent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of strepō