Definition of 'squeal'
Video: pronunciation of 'squeal'
Example sentences containing 'squeal'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The four friends are squealing with excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can almost hear the fruity accents squeal with delight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We want to hear squealing when the rubber hits the road. The Sun (2015)The radio erupts in squeals of delight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One can hear the squeals of complaint. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They emit high-pitched squeals which only rats can hear. The Sun (2006)Is there anyone you've yet to meet who could still make you squeal with excitement? The Sun (2012)You could hear the squeals all over north London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A squeal of excitement went up from a particularly plump one. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)There are squeals of excitement. The Sun (2013)Loud noises and shouting soap operas petrified him, and anything brushing up against him caused him to squeal in imagined pain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Everyone seems to accept the need for cuts and austerity until it actually affects them, then there are squeals of protest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He stood behind me and dug his knuckles into my neck and the base of my skull, prompting me to squeal in pain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If so, who decided that the singer would squeal in high-pitched hysteria while the other three pounded their instruments as though possessed? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Since then we have held her tight as she was force-fed through a tube directly to her stomach, squealing in pain and fear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The government is cutting the growth of spending from 4% a year in real terms to 2% and can expect squeals of protest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'squeal'
Used Occasionally. squeal is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'squeal'
British English: squeal VERB
If someone or something squeals, they make a long, high sound.
She squealed with delight and hugged me.
Definition of squeal from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.