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screeching

[ skree-ching ]
/ ˈskri tʃɪŋ /
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adjective

causing or uttering screeches: screeching bats.
characteristic of screeches; harshly shrill: a screeching tone.

noun

the act or sound of a person or thing that screeches.

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Origin of screeching

First recorded in 1610–20; screech + -ing2, -ing1
screech·ing·ly, adverb
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