Screech - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skriːtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word screech
Brit.  |skriːtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word screech


- a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry (syn: scream, screaming, shriek)
he ducked at the screechings of shells
- sharp piercing cry (syn: scream, screaming, shriek)


- make a high-pitched, screeching noise (syn: creak, screak, squeak, whine)
- utter a harsh abrupt scream (syn: screak, squawk)

Extra examples

With a loud screech, she smashed the plate against the wall.

I screeched when I saw the mouse.

He kept screeching at the children to pay attention.

“You can't do this to me!” she screeched.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: screech
he/she/it: screeches
present participle: screeching
past tense: screeched
past participle: screeched
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