Definition of 'screech'
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The only sound was the screeching of alarms triggered by the power cut. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The oil price crash could bring this streak to a screeching halt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Producers are also worried that the area is a haven for screeching birds like seagulls. The Sun (2011)But much of the screeching sounded like laughter in the dark. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The easy ride could soon come to a screeching halt. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Cars had screeched to a halt and were blocking the street. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That would certainly bring any emerging decade of prosperity to a screeching halt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The beast bolted down a main street chased by ten panicking handlers as cars screeched to a halt in their wake. The Sun (2012)Ten minutes into the conversation and a screech that sounds like that of the victim of a murder attempt rings through the apartment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You hear a loud screech and look up, but they fly so fast that they have already vanished. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The birds went on screeching. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the snarling fox gave chase and cornered her, then let out a high-pitched screech. The Sun (2011)The beetles make a screeching noise by rubbing their legs together to warn off predators and have large, powerful jaws capable of biting through wood. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their main note is a loud, harsh screech, which can be heard from far away. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said: 'I heard this screeching noise. The Sun (2010)In parts of the rainforest as yet untouched by the incessant search for oil, the song of rare birds and the screeching of monkeys fill the air. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There were billions of voices inside him, screeching and crying and laughing, spread through the tissues of his heart and brain. The Broken God (1993)They are not popular birds, because of their loud screeching in the treetops, and also for some people because they feel alien to our countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. screech is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'screech'
British English: screech VERB
If a vehicle screeches somewhere or if its tyres screech, its tyres make an unpleasant high noise on the road.
A car screeched to a halt beside the helicopter.
Definition of screech from the Collins English Dictionary
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