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adjective, screech·ier, screech·i·est.
  1. like or suggesting screeching.
  2. producing screeches: a screechy door.
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Origin of screechy

First recorded in 1820–30; screech + -y1
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Examples from the Web for screechy

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Historical Examples

  • What she spoke of was a thing that turned, and made a screechy noise.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for screechy


adjective -ier or -iest
  1. loud and shrill
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