Screech

What is Screech ?

Screech is (noun) a piercing sound I was woken up by the screech of the owl in the tree. The car sped away with a screech of tyres. (NOTE: The plural is screeches.)(verb) to make a piercing sound The motor- bike raced up and screeched to a stop. The police car screeched round the corner. Syn- onym shriek Antonym (all senses) whisper

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level