[ UK /skɹˈiːt‍ʃɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹitʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. sharp piercing cry
    her screaming attracted the neighbors
  2. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    he heard the scream of the brakes
    he ducked at the screechings of shells
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How To Use screeching In A Sentence

  • With a screeching halt, the driver stepped on the brake just in front of the run-down apartment building that Adrian now called home.
  • He told how he was stopped behind a tipper truck with his handbrake on when he heard brakes screeching.
  • I saw your ad on the information highway, and I came to a screeching halt.
  • This is a column about New Labour's complete failure to publicise its many progressive achievements, while screeching out its reactionary policies in a ceaseless wail.
  • There was a loud thunk, and then the sound of metal crunching and screeching.
  • Still early, before eight, but power marimba was pounding out of the restaurant and the chuffs of diesel machinery and screeching of steel-tracked dozers was coming down from the top of the bluff. Kook
  • Swigging something from plastic cups, they grew red-faced and raucous, hiccupping and screeching. Times, Sunday Times
  • What drives me up the wall is when the uncouth classes begin their fighting and screeching and petty arguments, or when snide little tattletales run up to me to tell on people.
  • The film broods over the Oxford monuments, twisting them into a disturbingly fraught pattern of jumbled editing, splitting and screeching noises and swirling, psychedelic visuals.
  • Though he clearly outsang most of his competition tonight, I have little use for his relentless screeching. American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 12 Guys Perform
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