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screechy

[skree-chee] /ˈskri tʃi/
adjective, screechier, screechiest.
1.
like or suggesting screeching.
2.
producing screeches:
a screechy door.
Origin of screechy
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; screech + -y1
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  • What she spoke of was a thing that turned, and made a screechy noise.

    Walter Pieterse Multatuli
  • Again he laughed in that high-pitched, screechy key of ineffable disdain.

    An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice
  • He knew that she was taking violin lessons: he had often heard her screechy fiddling on the stairs and out in the hall.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • The screechy orchestra is a poor substitute for the grand birds' concerts of June and July.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • Her voice is so high and screechy, it cuts your ears; she does not want for wit, and expresses herself well.

  • I begged, and told him I was only Huck; but he laughed such a screechy laugh, and roared and cussed, and kept on chasing me up.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The priests stopped before us and their leader began a long harangue in a screechy voice which set my nerves on edge.

    The Infra-Medians

    Sewell Peaslee Wright
British Dictionary definitions for screechy

screechy

/ˈskriːtʃɪ/
adjective -ier, -iest
1.
loud and shrill
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