Screeching
Screech Screech (skr[=e]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screeched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Screeching}.] [Also formerly, scritch, OE. skriken, skrichen, schriken, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skr[ae]kja to shriek, to screech, skr[imac]kja to titter, Sw. skrika to shriek, Dan. skrige; also Gael. sgreach, sgreuch, W. ysgrechio, Skr. kharj to creak. Cf. {Shriek}, v., {Scream}, v.] To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek. ``The screech owl, screeching loud.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • screeching — noun 1. a high pitched noise resembling a human cry (Freq. 1) he ducked at the screechings of shells he heard the scream of the brakes • Syn: ↑screech, ↑shriek, ↑shrieking, ↑scream, ↑screaming …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Screeching Weasel — Datos generales Origen Chicago, Illinois, Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

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