from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high-pitched, strident cry.
- n. A sound suggestive of this cry: the screech of train brakes.
- transitive v. To utter in or as if in a screech.
- intransitive v. To cry out in a high-pitched, strident voice.
- intransitive v. To make a sound suggestive of a screech: Tires screeched on the wet pavement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.
- n. A loud harsh sound resembling a human cry.
- n. Newfoundland rum.
- n. A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.
- v. To make such a sound.
- v. to travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.
- n. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry out with a sharp, shrill voice; scream harshly or stridently; shriek.
- Synonyms See scream, n.
- To utter (a screech).
- n. A sharp, shrill cry; a harsh scream.
- n. Any sharp, shrill noise: as, the screech of a railway-whistle.
- n. In ornithology, the mistlethrush, Turdus viscivorus.
- n. Synonyms Shriek, etc. See scream.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter a harsh abrupt scream
- v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
- n. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
- n. sharp piercing cry
In that interview, the producer also revealed that Gordon-Levitt will have his own take on the character's famous high-pitched screech from the 80's animated series.
As my spirit passed through the last stage to death, I felt a warmth spread throughout my entire body and heard a piercing screech from a faraway place called life.
Hans catches the word screech and takes it as his cue.
The old man enquired why I seemed so much terrified, and my brothers told him that I would persist in calling a screech-owl, a catamount.
Julie, 44, recalls, 'I remember he was making an awful, high-pitched screech, which is one of the signs of meningitis.
Becoming just as predictable as her screech is the director's cutaway to reveal Magnus 'kicks.
In 2004 Dean was made beat up about a so-called screech, even though he came in third in Iowa.
The priest places himself over against the symbol of the god, accompanied by some of the relations, who are furnished with a small offering, and repeats his oraison in a set form, consisting of separate sentences; at the same time weaving the leaves of the cocoa-nut into different forms, which he afterwards deposits upon the ground where the bones have been interred; the deity is then addressed by a shrill screech, which is used only upon that occasion.
Ann - I don't "screech" and I'm not "obsessed" with David Cameron, although I think he is not intellectually or emotionally equipped to be prime minister of Britain.
Another kind of screech owl (strix) has its name from its strident (stridet) call.