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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Screechv. i. [Also formerly, scritch, OE. skriken, skrichen, schriken, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skr to shriek, to screech, skr 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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
     A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.  [1913 Webster]
Screech bird, or Screech thrush (Zoöl.), the fieldfare; -- so called from its harsh cry before rain. -- Screech rain. -- Screech hawk (Zoöl.), the European goatsucker; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.] -- Screech owl. (Zoöl.) (a) A small American owl (Scops asio), either gray or reddish in color. (b) The European barn owl. The name is applied also to other species.


Screech, n. & v.
--n. a harsh high-pitched scream.
--v.tr. & intr. utter with or make a screech.

screech-owl any owl that screeches instead of hooting, esp. a barn-owl or a small American owl, Otus asio.
screecher n. screechy adj. (screechier, screechiest).
16th-c. var. of ME scritch (imit.)



bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, chant, cheer, chirp, coo, creak, crow, cry, drawl, exclaim, flute, gasp, give tongue, give voice, groan, growl, grunt, hail, halloo, hiss, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, hurrah, keen, lilt, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, moo, mumble, murmur, mutter, neigh, nicker, pant, penetrate, pierce, pipe, pule, rallying cry, roar, rumble, screak, scream, shout, shriek, shrill, sibilate, sigh, sing, skirl, skreigh, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sough, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, thunder, troat, trumpet, twang, ululate, ululation, vent, voice, wail, war cry, war whoop, warble, whicker, whine, whinny, whisper, whistle, whoop, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl




VB cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, halloo, halloa, hoop, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, screak, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal, squall, whine, pule, pipe, yaup, cheer, hoot, grumble, moan, groan, snore, snort, grunt, vociferate, raise up the voice, lift up the voice, call out, sing out, cry out, exclaim, rend the air, thunder at the top of one's voice, shout at the top of one's voice, shout at the pitch of one's breath, thunder at the pitch of one's breath, s'_egosiller, strain the throat, strain the voice, strain the lungs, give a cry.

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