how to pronounce screech


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the above transcription of screech is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

screech is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of screech in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… very vocal they howl they screech they …”

meanings of screech


  1. A high-pitched strident or piercing sound, such as that between a moving object and any surface.
  2. Newfoundland rum.
  3. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
  4. A form of home-made rye whiskey made from used oak rye barrels from a distillery.


  1. To travel very fast, as if making the sounds of brakes being released.
  2. To make such a sound.

screech frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word screech occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics screech can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that screech can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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