to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound: The child screeched hysterically. The brakes screeched.
to utter with a screech: She screeched her warning.
a harsh, shrill cry or sound: an owl's screech; the screech of brakes.
- screecher, noun
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How to use screech in a sentence
Traffic and street noise drown out yells, screeches, or the entire Moana soundtrack when my kids sing it at the top of their lungs.Pandemic Aside, Outdoor Dining Has Been a Godsend for Parents With Young Children | Kristen Hawley | November 22, 2021 | Eater
What had been a walled garden accessible only to government-funded researchers became an extraordinary new platform for communication and business, as the screech of dial-up modems connected millions of home computers to the World Wide Web.
The shackles around my ankles create an arrhythmic concert of metallic screeches on the way to the plane.
“I guess some part of me will always be screech,” young Diamond says at the end of the film.How Bad Was 'The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story'? | Kevin Fallon | September 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if you say screech or the guy from Clueless, who are people going to know?'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore | Kevin Fallon | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yeah, and especially me, because the screech character was so hard to shake.'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore | Kevin Fallon | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well, he came across like screech from Saved By the Bell, only without the necessary follicles to sustain a Jewfro.
The grief of losing Frankie to this trip so overwhelmed me that I let out one long screech.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’ | Eileen Cronin | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That screech was so blamed genuwine I almost fergot to stick out my laig and trip Boston as he come by me.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
I thought how at college I used to hear from my chamber the screech of trolley cars rounding a curve and biting my nerves.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
The distant screech of the grinder was muffled and not unpleasant.The Worshippers | Damon Francis Knight
From a tree near the forest Tess could hear the screech of a night-owl die away in smothered laughter.Tess of the Storm Country | Grace Miller White
Dangerfield and Farrelly were gone—and a rending screech from behind the buildings told only too well where.The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
British Dictionary definitions for screech (1 of 2)
a shrill, harsh, or high-pitched sound or cry
to utter with or produce a screech
- screecher, noun
British Dictionary definitions for screech (2 of 2)
(esp in Newfoundland) a dark rum
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