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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Screech \Screech\ (skr[=e]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screeched;
p. pr. & vb. n. Screeching.] [Also formerly, scritch, OE.
skriken, skrichen, schriken, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel.
skr[ae]kja to shriek, to screech, skr[imac]kja to titter, Sw.
skrika to shriek, Dan. skrige; also Gael. sgreach, sgreuch,
W. ysgrechio, Skr. kharj to creak. Cf. Shriek, v.,
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." --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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, screeching, shriek,
shrieking, scream, screaming]
2: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking,
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