A bird screeches.
- The definition of a screech is a high-pitched yell or noise.
An example of a screech is the sound a barn owl makes.
- Screech is defined as to make a high-pitched yelling sound.
An example of screech is a bird making a loud piercing sound.
Origin of screechMiddle English scrichen from Old Norse skraekja: for Indo-European base see scream
- A high-pitched, strident cry.
- A sound suggestive of this cry: the screech of train brakes.
verbscreeched, screech·ing, screech·es
- To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
- To make a sound suggestive of a screech: Tires screeched on the wet pavement.
Origin of screechAlteration of obsolete scrich from Middle English scrichen to screech perhaps of Scandinavian origin Old Norse skrækja
(countable and uncountable, plural screeches)
(third-person singular simple present screeches, present participle screeching, simple past and past participle screeched)
- To make such a sound.
- (intransitive, figuratively) to travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released
- creches, crÃ¨ches