Screech meaning

skrēch
Screech is defined as to make a high-pitched yelling sound.

An example of screech is a bird making a loud piercing sound.

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The definition of a screech is a high-pitched yell or noise.

An example of a screech is the sound a barn owl makes.

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A sound suggestive of this cry.

The screech of train brakes.

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A high-pitched, strident cry.
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To utter in a screech or high-pitched voice.
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To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
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To make a sound suggestive of a screech.

Tires screeched on the wet pavement.

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To utter or make a shrill, high-pitched, harsh shriek or sound.
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To utter with a screech.
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A shrill, high-pitched, harsh shriek or sound.
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A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.
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A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry.
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(Newfoundlander, uncountable) Newfoundland rum.
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A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.
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To make such a sound.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released.
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Origin of screech

  • Alteration of obsolete scrich from Middle English scrichen to screech perhaps of Scandinavian origin Old Norse skrækja

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition