screech


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screech

 (skrēch)
n.
1. A high-pitched, strident cry.
2. A sound suggestive of this cry: the screech of train brakes.
v. screeched, screech·ing, screech·es
v.tr.
To utter in a screech or high-pitched voice.
v.intr.
1. To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
2. To make a sound suggestive of a screech: Tires screeched on the wet pavement.

[Alteration of obsolete scrich, from Middle English scrichen, to screech, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrækja.]

screech′er n.
screech′i·ness n.
screech′y adj.

screech

(skriːtʃ)
n
a shrill, harsh, or high-pitched sound or cry
vb
to utter with or produce a screech
[C16: variant of earlier scritch, of imitative origin]
ˈscreecher n

screech

(skriːtʃ)
n
(Brewing) (esp in Newfoundland) a dark rum
[perhaps special use of screech1]

screech

(skritʃ)

v.i.
1. to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound.
v.t.
2. to utter with a screech.
n.
3. a harsh, shrill cry or sound.
[1550–60; variant of obsolete scritch to scream; akin to screak]
screech′er, n.
screech•y, adj. screech•i•er, screech•i•est.

screech

(skritʃ)

n. Canadian Slang.
1. a strong dark rum of Newfoundland.
2. any cheap liquor.
[1945–50; ultimately < Scottish dial. screigh whisky]

Screech

 of gulls.

screech


Past participle: screeched
Gerund: screeching

Imperative
screech
screech
Present
I screech
you screech
he/she/it screeches
we screech
you screech
they screech
Preterite
I screeched
you screeched
he/she/it screeched
we screeched
you screeched
they screeched
Present Continuous
I am screeching
you are screeching
he/she/it is screeching
we are screeching
you are screeching
they are screeching
Present Perfect
I have screeched
you have screeched
he/she/it has screeched
we have screeched
you have screeched
they have screeched
Past Continuous
I was screeching
you were screeching
he/she/it was screeching
we were screeching
you were screeching
they were screeching
Past Perfect
I had screeched
you had screeched
he/she/it had screeched
we had screeched
you had screeched
they had screeched
Future
I will screech
you will screech
he/she/it will screech
we will screech
you will screech
they will screech
Future Perfect
I will have screeched
you will have screeched
he/she/it will have screeched
we will have screeched
you will have screeched
they will have screeched
Future Continuous
I will be screeching
you will be screeching
he/she/it will be screeching
we will be screeching
you will be screeching
they will be screeching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been screeching
you have been screeching
he/she/it has been screeching
we have been screeching
you have been screeching
they have been screeching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been screeching
you will have been screeching
he/she/it will have been screeching
we will have been screeching
you will have been screeching
they will have been screeching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been screeching
you had been screeching
he/she/it had been screeching
we had been screeching
you had been screeching
they had been screeching
Conditional
I would screech
you would screech
he/she/it would screech
we would screech
you would screech
they would screech
Past Conditional
I would have screeched
you would have screeched
he/she/it would have screeched
we would have screeched
you would have screeched
they would have screeched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screech - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cryscreech - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.screech - sharp piercing cryscreech - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.screech - make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
2.screech - utter a harsh abrupt scream
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

screech

verb
1. squeal, scream, shriek The car wheels screeched.
2. shriek, scream, yell, howl, call out, wail, bellow, squeal, holler, caterwaul She was screeching at them.
3. squawk A macaw screeched at him from its perch.
noun
1. cry, scream, shriek, squeal, squawk, yelp The figure gave a screech.

screech

noun
A long, loud, piercing cry or sound:
verb
To utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright:
Translations
صَرْخَه، صَيْحَهيُطْلِقُ صَرْخَةً عالِيَه
ječetjekotskřípatskřípot
hvinhvinehylhyle
csikorog
skrækja; ískraskrækur; ískur
spiegimasspiegtižviegimasžviegti
griezīga skaņagriezīgi kliegtkaucienskauktķērciens
cviliticviljenje

screech

[skriːtʃ]
A. N [of brakes, tyres] → chirrido m; [of person] → grito m; [of animal] → chillido m
B. VI [brakes, tyres] → chirriar; [person] → gritar, chillar; [animal] → chillar

screech

[ˈskriːtʃ]
n
[person, animal, bird] → cri m strident, hurlement m
[tyres, brakes] → crissement m
vi
[person, animal, bird] → pousser un hurlement
[tyres] → crisser
to screech to a halt [car] → s'arrêter dans un crissement de pneus
The car screeched to a halt → La voiture s'arrêta dans un crissement de pneus.
vthurlerscreech owl n
(US)petit duc m maculé
(British)chat-huant m

screech

nKreischen nt no pl; (of women, tyres, brakes also)Quietschen nt no pl; (of owl)Schrei m; (of whistle)Schrillen nt no pl; the car stopped with a screech of brakesdas Auto hielt mit quietschenden Bremsen; to give a screech of anger/laughterzornig/vor Lachen kreischen
vtschreien; high notesquietschen
vikreischen; (women, tyres, brakes also)quietschen; to screech with painvor Schmerzen schreien; to screech with anger/laughterzornig/vor Lachen kreischen; to screech with delightvor Vergnügen quietschen; jet planes screeching over the housetopsDüsenflugzeuge, die heulend über die Hausdächer fliegen

screech

[skriːtʃ]
1. n (of brakes, tyres) → stridio, stridore m; (of owl) → strido; (of person) → strillo
a screech of laughter → una risata stridula
2. vi (person) → strillare; (owl, brakes) → stridere

screech

(skriːtʃ) verb
to make a harsh, shrill cry, shout or noise. She screeched (abuse) at him; The car screeched to a halt.
noun
a loud, shrill cry or noise. screeches of laughter; a screech of brakes.

screech

v. chillar.
References in classic literature ?
Little powder, light lead, and a long arm, seldom fail of bringing the death screech from a Mingo
Looking in the direction whence it proceeded, Phoebe saw little Ned Higgins, a good way down the street, stamping, shaking his head violently, making deprecatory gestures with both hands, and shouting to her at mouth-wide screech.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
We come right behind her, and I thought my soul he'd got her sure enough,--when she gin sich a screech as I never hearn, and thar she was, clar over t' other side of the current, on the ice, and then on she went, a screeching and a jumpin',--the ice went crack
This was not such a very extravagant speech, either, for that burly Mannheim tenor's praises had been the talk of all Heidelberg for a week before his performance took place--yet his voice was like the distressing noise which a nail makes when you screech it across a window-pane.
It was a true feline screech, impossible to localize; but it was interrupted by a sob, a snarl, a fierce spitting, and a scuffling, coming unmistakably from a room on the floor beneath, in which, at that hour, the older girls assembled for study.
A dismal screech, as of mere animal terror, rang from the cabinet.
The thing in the coffin writhed, and a hideous, blood-curdling screech came from the opened red lips.
Just then the locomotive gave a sharp screech, and the train passed out into the darkness of the night.
but in a more musical tone than the shrill screech in which he had begun.
Every sound startled them, even that of their own footsteps among the dry leaves, and the hooting of a screech owl, from the shattered chimney of the neighboring ruin, made their blood run cold.
Help this rascal to set up the coach," sai the hobgoblin to me; then, with a terrific screech at three countrymen at a distance, "Here, you fellows, ain't you ashamed to stand off when a poor woman is in distress?