Definition of Screech

1. Noun. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry. "He heard the scream of the brakes"

Exact synonyms: Scream, Screaming, Screeching, Shriek, Shrieking
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Scream, Scream, Screechy, Shriek



2. Verb. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise. "The streets screech with cars "; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
Exact synonyms: Creak, Screak, Skreak, Squeak, Whine
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Creak, Creaking, Screeching, Squeak, Squeaker

3. Noun. Sharp piercing cry. "Her screaming attracted the neighbors"
Exact synonyms: Scream, Screaming, Screeching, Shriek, Shrieking
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Outcry, Shout, Vociferation, Yell
Derivative terms: Scream, Scream, Screechy, Shriek, Shriek

4. Verb. Utter a harsh abrupt scream.
Exact synonyms: Screak, Skreak, Skreigh, Squawk
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell
Derivative terms: Screecher, Squawk, Squawker

Definition of Screech

1. v. i. To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.

2. n. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.

Definition of Screech

1. Noun. A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface. ¹

2. Noun. A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry. ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier Newfoundlander uncountable) Newfoundland rum. ¹

4. Noun. A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery. ¹

5. Verb. To make such a sound. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) to travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screech

1. to utter a harsh, shrill cry [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Screech

1. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream. Screech bird, or Screech thrush A small American owl (Scops asio), either gray or reddish in colour. The European barn owl. The name is applied also to other species. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screech

screaming
screaming(a)
screaming abdabs
screaming bloody murder
screaming meemies
screamingest
screamingly
screamings
screamlike
screamo
screams
screams bloody murder
screamy
scree
screech (current term)
screech-owl
screech-owls
screech owl
screech owls
screeched
screecher
screechers
screeches
screechier
screechiest
screechin'
screeching
screeching(a)
screeching frog

Literary usage of Screech

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1. Traditions of the Caddo: Collected Under the Auspices of the Carnegie by George Amos Dorsey (1905)
"Finally he shook her so hard that he shook all of Medicine-screech- Owl's ... They woke up and at once scented Medicine- screech-Owl's tracks and started ..."

2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"The nesting habits of all the sub-species, as far as we can learn, are exactly like those of the eastern screech Owl; the eggs cannot be distinguished, ..."

3. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"The nesting habits of all the sub-species, as far as we can learn, are exactly like those of the eastern screech Owl; the eggs cannot be distinguished, ..."

4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"The screech owls are likely to sing at night during any part of the year; nor should screech owls. we infer that when they are ing, for perchance their ..."

5. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"THE LITTLE screech OWL. BUBO Asió, Linn. PLATE XL.—ADULT AND YOUNG. , This Owl, although found in the Southern States, is there very rare. ..."

6. Bird-life; a Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman (1897)
"tions of Dr. AP Chadbourne apparently show that the screech Owl may pass from one phase to another without change of plumage.* We do not think of Owls as ..."

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