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English definition of “screech”

screech

noun [C]     /skriːtʃ/
a long, loud, high noise that is unpleasant to hear: He let out a loud screech. The truck stopped with a screech of brakes.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of screech noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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