el chirrido
-the squeak
See the entry for chirrido.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (high-pitched noise)
a. squeak
Cada vez que abro esa puerta de madera, se oye un chirrido.Every time I open that wooden door, you can hear a squeak.
b. squeaking
Con un poco de aceite, arreglé el chirrido que hacía la rueda de la bici.With a little bit of oil, I fixed the squeaking that the bike's wheel was making.
c. creak
El chirrido despertó al bebé.The creak woke up the baby.
d. creaking
El chirrido fue tan fuerte, que sonó que se rompió la madera del piso.The creaking was so loud that it sounded like the wooden floor had broken.
e. screech
Los frenos hicieron un chirrido cuando me detuve en el semáforo.The brakes made a screech when I stopped at the traffic light.
f. screeching
Cuando oí el chirrido de las llantas, me asomé por la ventana y vi que dos autos habían chocado.When I heard the screeching of tires, I looked out the window and saw that two cars had collided.
2. (animal sound)
a. squeak
¿Es eso el chirrido de un ratón?Is that the squeak of a mouse?
b. squeaking
Todas las noches me despierta el chirrido de mis hámsters.Every night the squeaking of my hamsters wakes me up.
c. chirp (of insects)
Algunos insectos atraen a su pareja con un chirrido especial.Some insects attract their mate with a special chirp.
d. chirping (of insects)
Abro mi ventana por las noches para escuchar el chirrido de los grillos.I open my window at night to listen to the chirping of the crickets.
e. screech (of birds)
Estoy seguro que ese chirrido es de un búho.I'm sure that that is an owl's screech.
f. screeching (of birds)
El fuerte chirrido de los pájaros era aterrador.The loud screeching of the birds was terrifying.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ruido)
a. screech
2. (de puerta, madera)
a. creak
3. (de bisagra, muelles)
a. squeak
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Zoología) [de grillo] chirp; chirping; [de ave] screech; screeching; squeak; squeaking
2 [de bisagra, puerta] creak; creaking; squeak; squeaking
3 [de frenos] screeching; squealing
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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