screech


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Synonyms for screech

Synonyms for screech

a long, loud, piercing cry or sound

to utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright

Synonyms for screech

a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

make a high-pitched, screeching noise

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They jabber and screech and curse, but their puny voices do not reach up here.
For a moment the lioness remained quiet with intense gaze directed upon the flitting Esmeralda, whose goal appeared to be the cupboard, into which she attempted to propel her huge bulk; but as the shelves were but nine or ten inches apart, she only succeeded in getting her head in; whereupon, with a final screech, which paled the jungle noises into insignificance, she fainted once again.
Did they enjoy turning round and round to the screech of a fiddle?
As they pass, Skylights lurches clumsily against him, ruffling his lace collar; the hook shoots forth, there is a tearing sound and one screech, then the body is kicked aside, and the pirates pass on.
It was the first horse the fellow had ever seen, and he let out a frightened screech and dashed madly up the steps.
And if sight alone were not sufficient, the cry of rage the intruder gave, beginning with a snarl and rushing abruptly upward into a hoarse screech, was convincing enough in itself.
Just then Toto, who had been growling to himself in a cross way, gave a sharp bark and flew at the yellow hen, who ruffled her feathers and let out such an angry screech that Dorothy was startled.
As they passed over the drawbridge, Alleyne marked the gleam of arms in the embrasures to right and left, and they had scarce set foot upon the causeway ere a hoarse blare burst from a bugle, and, with screech of hinge and clank of chain, the ponderous bridge swung up into the air, drawn by unseen hands.
Where was the clang of tramcar gongs, the screech of motor horns, the vast murmur of a dense throng?
When other birds are still, the screech owls take up the strain, like mourning women their ancient u-lu-lu.
Not even rats in the wall, for they were starved out, or rather were never baited in -- only squirrels on the roof and under the floor, a whip-poor-will on the ridge-pole, a blue jay screaming beneath the window, a hare or woodchuck under the house, a screech owl or a cat owl behind it, a flock of wild geese or a laughing loon on the pond, and a fox to bark in the night.
With one hand I felt above my head for the line of the steam-whistled, and jerked out screech after screech hur- riedly.
One good screech will do more for you than all your rifles.
Competition with other cavity nesting species, such as the Campo Flicker, could cause Tropical Screech-Owls to select nest cavities that are not used by primary excavators, thus explaining why Tropical Screech Owls nested in cavities closer to the ground and with entrances oriented towards the northeast.
Diamond, 38, who found fame playing nerdy Screech in the 90s US TV sitcom, was convicted last month of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.