n 1: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at
the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the
brakes" [syn: screeching
2: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
v 1: make a high-pitched, screeching noise, as of a door [syn: squeak
2: utter a shrill cry [syn: shriek
, pipe up
3: utter a harsh abrupt scream [syn: squawk