Squawk
Squawk Squawk, n. 1. Act of squawking; a harsh squeak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The American night heron. See under {Night}. [1913 Webster]

{Squawk duck} (Zo["o]l.), the bimaculate duck ({Anas glocitans}). It has patches of reddish brown behind, and in front of, each eye. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Squawk — (skw[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squawked} (skw[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squawking}.] [See {Squeak}.] To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly. [1913 Webster] {Squawking thrush} (Zo[ o]l.), the missel turush; so called from its note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squawk — [skwo:k US skwo:k] v [I and T] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From the sound] 1.) if a bird squawks, it makes a loud sharp angry sound 2.) informal to complain loudly and angrily >squawk n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • squawk — [ skwɔk ] verb intransitive when a bird squawks, it makes a loud unpleasant noise in its throat a. intransitive or transitive to speak or say something in a loud, high, and unpleasant voice ╾ squawk noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squawk — (v.) 1821, probably of imitative origin (Cf. dial. It. squacco small crested heron ). The noun is attested from 1850. Squawk box loud speaker is from 1945 …   Etymology dictionary

  • squawk — squawk; squawk·er; …   English syllables

  • squawk — [v1] make high pitched, animal like sound cackle, caw, crow, cry, hoot, screech, yap, yawp, yelp; concepts 64,77 squawk [v2] gripe bellyache*, complain, kick up a fuss*, protest, raise Cain*, squeal, yammer; concepts 52,54 Ant. compliment, praise …   New thesaurus

  • squawk — [skwôk] vi. [echoic] 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken ☆ 2. Informal to complain or protest, esp. in a loud or raucous voice vt. to utter in a squawk n. 1. a loud, harsh cry ☆ 2. Informal a loud, raucous complaint or protest …   English World dictionary

  • squawk — ► VERB 1) (of a bird) make a loud, harsh noise. 2) say something in a loud, discordant tone. ► NOUN ▪ an act of squawking. DERIVATIVES squawker noun. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

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