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Verb: screech  skreech
  1. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    "My car engine makes a screeching noise";
    - whine, squeak, creak, screak, skreak [non-standard]
     
  2. Utter a harsh abrupt scream
    - squawk, screak, skreak [non-standard], skreigh
Noun: screech  skreech
  1. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    - screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming
     
  2. Sharp piercing cry
    "her screech attracted the neighbours";
    - scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screeching

Derived forms: screeching, screeched, screeches

Type of: call, cry, holler, hollo [non-standard], make noise, noise, outcry, resound, scream, shout, shout out, squall, vociferation, yell

Encyclopedia: Screech