AskDefine | Define screeching

Dictionary Definition

screeching adj : loud and sustained; shrill and piercing; "hordes of screaming fans"; "a screaming jet plane"; "a screaming fury of sound"; "a screeching parrot"; "screeching brakes"; "a horde of shrieking fans"; "shrieking winds" [syn: screaming(a), screeching(a), shrieking(a)]

Noun

1 a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes" [syn: screech, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming]
2 sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors" [syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech]

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Verb

screeching
  1. present participle of screech

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