What is another word for screeching?

Pronunciation: [skɹˈiːt͡ʃɪŋ] (IPA)

Screeching is a term used to describe a loud and piercing sound that can be unpleasant to the ears. Synonyms for screeching include shrieking, screaming, wailing, yowling, howling, caterwauling, squealing, hollering, and squawking. These words all describe sounds that are intense, ear-piercing and often associated with distress or pain. The context in which they are used is important as some words like squawking are generally used to describe the sound made by birds, while shrieking and screaming are more typically used to describe sounds made by humans. Overall, using synonyms for screeching can help to add more vividness and variety to writing or speech, while avoiding repetitive language.

Synonyms for Screeching:

What are the hypernyms for Screeching?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for screeching?

Screeching, a high-pitched sound, can be quite unpleasant. Luckily, there are some antonyms for screeching that can help alleviate the discomfort of such noises. These opposite words include soothing, melodic, smooth, harmonious, and mellow. Soothing refers to something that has a calming effect, while melodic implies a pleasant rhythmic arrangement of sounds. Smooth suggests a seamless and polished character, while harmonious means a pleasing coherence of different sounds. Mellow, on the other hand, denotes something that is soft and gentle. Using these words in place of screeching can make a significant difference in how we experience different sounds in our environments.

What are the antonyms for Screeching?

Usage examples for Screeching

The bright hours were rent by the momentary screeching and chatter of parroquets, as they flew, spreading the red, green and yellow of their breasts against the blue sky.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
Dirrul gave himself over to his own built-in stimulus-response relays and the screeching fear shriveled and died.
"The Instant of Now"
Irving E. Cox, Jr.
He had fought in the old days in the salient, had lived like a hunted animal there, hiding in holes from the monstrous birds of prey screeching and roaring overhead in search of human flesh.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Screeching

  • There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree, and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of elevators going up and down from heaven to hell.
    Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
  • Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching, stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about. That's not love, it's just rubbish.
    Peter Shaffer
  • It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt, to get to the point of having nothing, for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting with this for? Until then, I hadn't claimed my faith as my own; I had just grown up with it.
    Scott Stapp
  • That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly. Be spontaneous, be truthful, be free, and thus be individuals! is the song she sings through warbling birds, and whispering pines, and roaring waves, and screeching winds.
    Lydia Child
  • Some recent scholars have proposed that Jesus ... preached a "radically egalitarian society"—that is, that he set about to reform society by inventing a new set of rules to govern social relations ... There is little to suggest that Jesus was concerned with pushing social "reform" in any fundamental way in this evil age. In his view, present-day society and all its conventions were soon to come to a screeching halt, when the Son of Man arrived from heaven in judgment on the earth. Far from transforming society from within, Jesus was preparing people for the destruction of society. Only when God's Kingdom arrived would an entirely new order appear, in which peace, equality, and justice would reign supreme.
    Bart D. Ehrman

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