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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squealverb

    a high-pitched howl

  2. squeal, oinkverb

    utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

  3. confess, squeal, finkverb

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure


  1. squealnoun

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

  2. squealverb

    To scream by making a shrill, prolonged sound.

  3. squealverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Squealverb

    To cry with a shrill sharp voice; to cry with pain. Squeak seems a short sudden cry, and squeal a cry continued.

    Etymology: sqwala, Swedish.


  1. Squeal

    Squeal is a song by American band No Doubt for their independent second studio album, The Beacon Street Collection (1995). Produced by the band, it was written by member Eric Stefani and released as the album's lead single in mid 1994. The band recorded "Squeal" in their Fullerton garage following Interscope Records's refusal to allow them studio time due to the commercial failure of No Doubt in 1992. Using the proceeds from their concerts, No Doubt created 7" singles for album tracks "Squeal" and "Doghouse". 1,000 copies of the single were distributed as part of the group's Beacon Street Records label. The single is a "ska-tinged" song with a more developed and rawer sound than their material from 1992. In addition to the band members performing their standard instruments, its instrumentation is joined by a saxophone, trombone, and trumpet. "Squeal" features the last performance by saxophonist Eric Carpenter, who left the band shortly after. The lyrics describe a female criminal who is under fire when her partner betrays their trust and reveals her behavior to the police. For revenge, she resolves to kill him. Music journalist and author Jeff Apt provided a mixed review of "Squeal", praising Tom Dumont and Adrian Young's contributions to the production, but criticizing its uneven sound.


  1. squeal

    A squeal is a long, high-pitched cry or noise, often expressing excitement, fear, or pain. It can also refer to the act of revealing a secret or information, often about someone's wrongdoing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squealverb

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

  2. Squealverb

    to turn informer; to betray a secret

  3. Squealnoun

    a shrill, somewhat prolonged cry

  4. Etymology: [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sqvla, Norw. skvella. Cf. Squeak, Squall.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squeal

    skwēl, v.i. to utter a shrill and prolonged sound: to turn informer.—n. a shrill loud cry.—n. Squeal′er, a young pigeon: an informer. [Scand.; Sw. dial. sqväla, to cry out.]

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  1. equals

  2. lasque

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of squeal in a Sentence

  1. President Obama:

    When the president decides that we'll take on a challenge that Washington has represented fortoo long, the special interests, including millionaires and billionaires who have benefited, start to squeal, said Earnest, the White House press secretary. In this case, one billionaire chose to squeal to a Politico reporter.

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  • يكبي بسوتا عاليArabic
  • Schrei, kreischenGerman
  • καρφώνω, στριγκλίζω, τσίριγμα, στριγκλιά, προδίδω, τσιρίζωGreek
  • chillarSpanish
  • vingahdus, kiljua, kiljahdus, vasikoida, vinkuaFinnish
  • hurler, crisser, crier, dénoncer, balancer, crissement, moutonner, cafterFrench
  • sgalScottish Gaelic
  • strillare, spifferare, urlare, cantare, gridare con voce stridula, guaire, fare la spiaItalian
  • לְהַלשִׁיןHebrew
  • pūkotoMāori
  • snierken, krijsenDutch
  • guinchoPortuguese
  • визг, визжать, скрип, скрежет, доносить, верещать, стучатьRussian
  • gola, skrika, skrik, skriSwedish
  • சத்தம்Tamil
  • ส่งเสียงร้องThai

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