Screech

Definition of Screech

Pronunciation: skrēch
v. i.1.To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.
[imp. & p. p. Screeched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Screeching.]
n.1.A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
Screech bird
(Zool.) the fieldfare; - so called from its harsh cry before rain.
Screech rain
Screech hawk
(Zool.) the European goatsucker; - so called from its note.
Screech owl
a - (Zool.) A small American owl (Scops asio), either gray or reddish in color
b - The European barn owl. The name is applied also to other species.

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