verb (used without object)
to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound:
The child screeched hysterically. The brakes screeched.
verb (used with object)
to utter with a screech:
She screeched her warning.
a harsh, shrill cry or sound:
an owl’s screech; the screech of brakes.
a shrill, harsh, or high-pitched sound or cry
to utter with or produce a screech
(esp in Newfoundland) a dark rum
adjective 1. causing or uttering screeches: screeching bats. 2. characteristic of screeches; harshly shrill: a screeching tone. noun 3. the act or sound of a person or thing that screeches. verb (used without object) 1. to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound: The child screeched hysterically. The brakes screeched. verb (used with […]
noun 1. any of numerous small American owls of the genus Otus, having hornlike tufts of feathers, as O. asio, of eastern North America. 2. (not in technical use) any owl having a harsh cry, especially the barn owl. noun 1. a small North American owl, Otus asio, having ear tufts and a reddish-brown or […]
adjective, screechier, screechiest. 1. like or suggesting screeching. 2. producing screeches: a screechy door. adjective -ier, -iest 1. loud and shrill
noun 1. a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe. 2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing. 3. Building Trades. a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. a wooden strip serving as a guide for making […]