Definitions for screechskritʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word screech
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound.
(v.t.)to utter with a screech.
(n.)a harsh, shrill cry or sound.
Origin of screech:
1550–60; var. of obs. scritch to scream; akin to screak
a strong dark rum of Newfoundland.
any cheap liquor.
Origin of screech:
1945–50; ult. < Scottish dial. screigh whisky
screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming(noun)
a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
"he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching(verb)
sharp piercing cry
"her screaming attracted the neighbors"
whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreak(verb)
make a high-pitched, screeching noise
"The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screech(verb)
utter a harsh abrupt scream
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a loud high unpleasant sound
The plane screeched to a stop.; an eagle screeching high in the sky; the screech of a gull
A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.
A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry.
A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.
To make such a sound.
to travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released
to utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek
a harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream
Screech is the mascot of the Washington Nationals. He is a bald eagle that wears the home cap and jersey of the team. He was "hatched" on April 17, 2005 at the "Kids Opening Day" promotion at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. A nine-year-old fourth grade student in Washington, Glenda Gutierrez, designed the mascot and won a contest sponsored by the team, explaining that it was "strong and eats almost everything." In 2009, the Nationals unveiled a redesigned Screech. The new costume, designed by Major League Baseball's design department made the mascot slimmer. The Nationals explained that the original design was of an eagle that was always intended to grow up one day. A Nationals official described him as "like a teenager now".
Translations for screech
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a loud, shrill cry or noise
screeches of laughter; a screech of brakes.
- صَرْخَه، صَيْحَهArabic
- стържещ звукBulgarian
- guinchoPortuguese (BR)
- jekot, skřípotCzech
- das KreischenGerman
- hvin; hylDanish
- στρίγκλισμα, τσίριγμαGreek
- chirrido, chillido, gritoSpanish
- kiljatus, karjeEstonian
- cri perçant; crissementFrench
- visítás; csikorgásHungarian
- skrækur; ískurIcelandic
- strillo; stridoreItalian
- 날카로운 소리, 쇳소리Korean
- spiedzīgi smiekliLatvian
- bunyi menciutMalay
- hvin, skrik, hylNorwegian
- pisk, skrzekPolish
- hohot; scrâşnetRomanian
- визг; скрежетRussian
- skrik, tjut, gnisselSwedish
- 尖叫Chinese (Trad.)
- вереск; скрипUkrainian
- تیز چیخ کی آوازUrdu
- tiếng thét, tiếng rítVietnamese
- 尖叫Chinese (Simp.)
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