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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


  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

  3. Origin: [Also formerly, scritch, OE. skriken, skrichen, schriken, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skrkja to shriek, to screech, skrkja to titter, Sw. skrika to shriek, Dan. skrige; also Gael. sgreach, sgreuch, W. ysgrechio, Skr. kharj to creak. Cf. Shriek, v., Scream, v.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Screech

    skrēch, v.i. to utter a harsh, shrill, and sudden cry.—n. a harsh, shrill, and sudden cry.—ns. Screech′er, the swift; Screech′-hawk, the night-jar; Screech′-mar′tin, the swift; Screech′-owl, a kind of screeching owl: the missel-thrush: the barn-owl; Screech′-thrush, the missel-thrush.—adj. Screech′y, shrill and harsh, like a screech: loud-mouthed. [M. E. scriken—Scand., Ice. shrækja, to shriek; cf. Gael. sgreach, to shriek.]

Anagrams for screech »

  1. creches, crèches

  2. Crèches

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screech in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screech in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of screech in a Sentence

  1. John Steinbeck:

    The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.

  2. Tommy Aprea:

    It’s on 24-7 on my computer. I hear a screech and I run to see what’s happening. He’s either bringing her a fish or he’s swapping with her to sit on the eggs, it’s just amazing, i’ve had an interest in ospreys for a long time. Our local osprey populationhas come back from near extinction.

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