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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A high-pitched cry. Or,a high unpleasant noise made by wheels of a car as it moves along or stops:

Usage examples (34)
  • The screech from the speeding car sent walkers running.
  • Hans catches the word screech and takes it as his cue.
  • Becoming just as predictable as her screech is the director's cutaway to reveal Magnus 'kicks.
  • Julie, 44, recalls, 'I remember he was making an awful, high-pitched screech, which is one of the signs of meningitis. for more
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