screech

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screech(
skrich
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to squeal)
a. chirriar
I hit the brakes to avoid crashing and my tires screeched really loud.Pisé el freno para evitar chocar y las llantas chirriaron muy fuerte.
b. chillar
Ana screeched in happiness when she opened her birthday present.Ana chilló de alegría cuando abrió su regalo de cumpleaños.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to shriek)
a. chillar
The captain was screeching orders to the crew at the top of his lungs during the storm.El capitán chillaba órdenes a la tripulación lo más fuerte que podía durante la tormenta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (high-pitched cry)
a. el grito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Billy let out a screech of terror when the cat jumped on his face.Billy dejó escapar un grito de terror cuando el gato le saltó a la cara.
b. el chirrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was awoken by the screech of brakes, but luckily there was no crash afterward.Me despertó el chirrido de los frenos, pero por suerte no vino un choque después.
c. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I told the baby he could have a cookie and he let out a screech of joy.Le dije al bebé que se podía comer una galleta y soltó un chillido de alegría.
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screech
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of bird, person)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of brakes)
a. el chirrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a screech of laughteruna carcajada
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. chillar
to screech an orderdar una orden con un chillido
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (bird, person)
a. chillar
5. (brakes)
a. chirriar, rechinar
the car screeched to a haltel coche se detuvo chirriando
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screech [skriːtʃ]
noun
[of brakes, tyres] chirrido (m); [of person] grito (m); [of animal] chillido (m);
intransitive verb
[+brakes, tyres] chirriar; [+person] gritar; chillar; [+animal] chillar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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