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 for screeching
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.,
     Scream, 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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  screeching
      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,
         screech, screeching]

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