from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To screech; shriek.
- intransitive v. To creak.
- n. A screech; a shriek.
- n. A creak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. shriek; screech
- v. shriek; screech
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel.
- n. A creaking; a screech; a shriek.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter a sharp, shrill sound or outcry; scream or screech; also, to creak, as a door or wheel.
- n. A creaking; a screech; a creaking sound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter a harsh abrupt scream
- v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Middle English skricken, from Old Norse skrækja.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)