Screech v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screeched p. pr. & vb. n. Screeching.] To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek. “The screech owl, screeching loud.”
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)]
n 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,
2: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech]