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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. Slang. an instance of informing against someone.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. (v.i.)to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  4. Slang. to turn informer; inform. to protest or complain.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. (v.t.)to utter or produce with a squeal.

Origin of squeal:

1250–1300; ME squelen, appar. of expressive orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeal(verb)

    a high-pitched howl

  2. squeal, oink(verb)

    utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

  3. confess, squeal, fink(verb)

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. squeal(verb)skwil

    to make a long high sound

    The pig squealed.; the squeal of tires as the car sped away


  1. squeal(Noun)

    A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.

  2. squeal(Verb)

    To scream by making a shrill, prolonged sound.

  3. squeal(Verb)

    To give sensitive information about someone to a third party; to rat on someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squeal(verb)

    to cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain

  2. Squeal(verb)

    to turn informer; to betray a secret

  3. Squeal(noun)

    a shrill, somewhat prolonged cry

Translations for squeal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long, shrill cry

The children welcomed him with squeals of delight.

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