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screechy

[ skree-chee ]
/ ˈskri tʃi /
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adjective, screech·ier, screech·i·est.

like or suggesting screeching.
producing screeches: a screechy door.

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Origin of screechy

First recorded in 1820–30; screech + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for screechy

screechy
/ (ˈskriːtʃɪ) /

adjective -ier or -iest

loud and shrill
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