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Noun: screeching  skree-ching
  1. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    "he ducked at the screechings of shells";
    - screech, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming
     
  2. Sharp piercing cry
    - scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech
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

Derived forms: screechings

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

Encyclopedia: Screech