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screech

Noun

1 a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes" [syn: screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming]
2 sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors" [syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screeching]

Verb

1 make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly" [syn: squeak, creak, screak, skreak]
2 utter a harsh abrupt scream [syn: squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.
  2. A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry.
  3. Newfoundland rum.
  4. A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.

Translations

A high-pitched strident or piercing sound
A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry
Newfoundland rum
A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery

Verb

  1. To make such a sound.

Extensive Definition

Screech may mean:

People

  • Prof. Timon Screech, faculty of University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies)

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