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SCREECH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does screech mean? 

SCREECH (noun)
  The noun SCREECH has 2 senses:

1. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
2. sharp piercing cry

  Familiarity information: SCREECH used as a noun is rare.


SCREECH (verb)
  The verb SCREECH has 2 senses:

1. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
2. utter a harsh abrupt scream

  Familiarity information: SCREECH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCREECH (noun)


Sense 1screech [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

screech; screeching; shrieking; shriek; screaming; scream

Context examples:

he ducked at the screechings of shells / he heard the scream of the brakes

Hypernyms ("screech" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2screech [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sharp piercing cry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scream; shrieking; shriek; screaming; screeching; screech

Context example:

her screaming attracted the neighbors

Hypernyms ("screech" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


SCREECH (verb)


Sense 1screech [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a high-pitched, screeching noise

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

creak; screak; screech; skreak; squeak

Context example:

The door creaked when I opened it slowly

Hypernyms (to "screech" is one way to...):

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars screech in the streets
The streets screech with cars


Sense 2screech [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a harsh abrupt scream

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

squawk; skreigh; skreak; screech; screak

Hypernyms (to "screech" is one way to...):

call; cry; holler; hollo; scream; shout; shout out; squall; yell (utter a sudden loud cry)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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