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English noun: screech

1. screech (event) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry


SamplesHe ducked at the screechings of shells.
He heard the scream of the brakes.


Synonymsscream, screaming, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)noise

2. screech (communication) sharp piercing cry


SamplesHer screaming attracted the neighbors.


Synonymsscream, screaming, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell


English verb: screech

1. screech (perception) make a high-pitched, screeching noise


SamplesThe door creaked when I opened it slowly.
My car engine makes a whining noise.


ExamplesCars screech in the streets , The streets screech with cars


Synonymscreak, screak, skreak, squeak, whine


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

2. screech (communication) utter a harsh abrupt scream


Synonymsscreak, skreak, skreigh, squawk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell









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