Screech Definition

skrēch
screeched, screeches, screeching
noun
screeches
A shrill, high-pitched, harsh shriek or sound.
Webster's New World
A sound suggestive of this cry.
The screech of train brakes.
American Heritage

(Newfoundlander, uncountable) Newfoundland rum.

Wiktionary

A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.

Wiktionary
verb
screeched, screeches, screeching
To utter with a screech.
Webster's New World
To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
American Heritage
To utter or make a shrill, high-pitched, harsh shriek or sound.
Webster's New World
(intransitive, figuratively) To travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Screech

Noun

Singular:
screech
Plural:
screeches

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

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