screechPronunciation: (skrēch), [key]
to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound: The child screeched hysterically. The brakes screeched.
to utter with a screech: She screeched her warning.
a harsh, shrill cry or sound: an owl's screech; the screech of brakes.
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