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  • adj. Describing a sound as resembling a screech, or given to screeching.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a screech; shrill and harsh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shrill and harsh, like a screech.
  • Given to screeching; screamy; loudmouthed: as, a screechy woman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

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  • Insects have six feet and are sometimes screechy.

    February 29, 2012

  • Also, what's with six-foot-six in the "same context" column?

    February 28, 2012

  • I think weirdnet's "having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge" is better than the Century's "2. Given to screeching; screamy; loudmouthed: as, a screechy woman."

    August 17, 2011