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1. A high-pitched, strident cry.
2. A sound suggestive of this cry: the screech of train brakes.
v. screeched, screech·ing, screech·es
To utter in a screech or high-pitched voice.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screecher - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voicescreecher - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
communicator - a person who communicates with others
crier - a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
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