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- n. Agent noun of screech; one who screeches.
- n. A bird of the former category Picariae, distinguished from the songbirds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which screeches; a screamer.
- n. Specifically, in ornithology:
- n. The swift, Cypselus apus. Also screamer, squealer.
- n. plural The Strepitores.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
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They were excellent hosts; and it was particularly great seeing my great-nephew, now two years old and quite possibly the loudest screecher on the face of the planet.
This isn't to say that the back-room bigot is any better than the street-corner screecher, but in so-called “polite” society, the latter is an embarrassment simply not worth being associated with.
The more exposure to the MooseRack screecher the more people who are turned off by her empty headed rhetoric.
This was a career-aborting farce from a no-talent screecher.
"A P.A. announcer is not a cheerleader, or a circus barker, or a hometown screecher," the epitome of the old-school style once said.
She was an effective screecher, because of her fright-wig; they quickly agreed and huddled down into the gully, their gross bodies filling it from side to side.
While Arturo's a great screecher, no one's better than the late, great Maynard Ferguson whom I grew up listening to.
When she was in her 20s, she would apparently become an “incoherent screecher” whenever boyfriends broke up with her, which seems to have been often.
Coulter, the conservative screecher who seems to have built a career on controversial remarks, and Carlin, the aging hippie comic genius whose act has gotten so corrosive lately that he's now only funny half the time?
Rosie O'Donnell was always more of a bellower than a screecher, and the people in charge of The View didn't like Rosie's blog, but aside from that she was a perfect fit for the show.