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squeal

squeal

 
 
pronunciation:
skwil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a fairly long, loud, shrill sound or cry.
The squeal of tires startled me.
similar words:
scream, shriek
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: squealed, squealing, squeals
definition 1: to let out a squeal.
The children squealed with delight on the swings.
similar words:
scream
definition 2: to say with a squeal.
My sister squealed the news that she was pregnant.
derivation: squealer (n.)