Definitions for screechskritʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

screechskritʃ(v.i.)

  1. to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound.

  2. (v.t.)to utter with a screech.

  3. (n.)a harsh, shrill cry or sound.

Origin of screech:

1550–60; var. of obs. scritch to scream; akin to screak

screech•y(adj.)screech•i•er, screech•i•est.

screechskritʃ(n.)

  1. a strong dark rum of Newfoundland.

    Category: Canada/Canadian

  2. any cheap liquor.

Origin of screech:

1945–50; ult. < Scottish dial. screigh whisky

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching(verb)

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

  3. 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"

  4. squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screech(verb)

    utter a harsh abrupt scream

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. screech(verb)ʃ

    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

Wiktionary

  1. screech(Noun)

    A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.

  2. screech(Noun)

    A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry.

  3. screech(Noun)

    Newfoundland rum.

  4. screech(Noun)

    A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.

  5. screech(Verb)

    To make such a sound.

  6. screech(Verb)

    to travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screech

    to utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek

  2. Screech(noun)

    a harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream

Freebase

  1. Screech

    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

screech(noun)

a loud, shrill cry or noise

screeches of laughter; a screech of brakes.

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