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verb screech pronunciation in American English /skritʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscreech
he/she/itscreeches
present participlescreeching
past tensescreeched
past participlescreeched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a loud, high, and unpleasant cry, especially when you are upset
    We tried to calm her, but she just screeched more loudly.
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    [intransitive] to make a loud, high, and unpleasant noise
    Brakes screeched and then we heard a crash.
    There were seagulls screeching over our heads.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to move making a loud, high, and unpleasant noise
      screech to a halt (=to stop very suddenly with a screech): The car screeched to a halt, and a man jumped out.
      screech down/around/into etc.: A van screeched around the corner.
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screech

 screech pronunciation in American English noun [countable]
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singularscreech
pluralscreeches
the screech of tires
an owl’s screech
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screechiness

noun [uncountable]

screechy

adjective
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adjectivescreechy
comparativescreechier
superlativescreechiest
screechy violins

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