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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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