screechy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj screechy having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Screechy Like a screech; shrill and harsh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • screechy Shrill and harsh, like a screech.
    • screechy Given to screeching; screamy; loudmouthed: as, a screechy woman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Screechy shrill and harsh, like a screech: loud-mouthed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. scriken—Scand., Ice. shrækja, to shriek; cf. Gael. sgreach, to shriek.

Usage

In literature:

Nervous, an' trembly, an' screechy, an' wabbly.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
I won't, Screechy, if he was in every old eye in yer head!
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
The screechy orchestra is a poor substitute for the grand birds' concerts of June and July.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Thin lines, screechy things.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
He knew that she was taking violin lessons: he had often heard her screechy fiddling on the stairs and out in the hall.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
What she spoke of was a thing that turned, and made a screechy noise.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
All the brass sharp and the strings screechy.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
This made him rather screechy.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Again he laughed in that high-pitched, screechy key of ineffable disdain.
"An Oregon Girl" by Alfred Ernest Rice
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In poetry:

He hath snuffed the great Sahara,
And the mute parade of stars;
Shall he brook this shrill fanfara,
Ramshorns, pigskins, screechy jars?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have transformed some of the saggiest, most clichéd genres with smarts, non-screechy politics, superb acting, and visual beauty.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Myron Cope, the screechy-voiced announcer whose colorful catch phrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died.
Although Marion Davies is best known these days as the presumed prototype of Charles Foster Kane's second wife, she was nothing like the screechy, pathetic, and talentless creature ridiculed by Orson Welles and Herman Mankiewicz.
Are screechy daytime talk shows, like a child reaching the end of a tantrum, about to collapse in a whimpering heap.
Last call for screechie, shandy, and the sneeze mob.
A little bit screechy, a little bit preachy, NBC's "The New Normal" is nonetheless the best comedy of the season — a season short on innovative comedies.
She would deliver "punker music" in a horrible, screechy witch voice, one designed to impart just how nerve-racking was the sound of the punkers on the tape.
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