Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A scratching motion.
  • noun A light sound made by scratching.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To screech; shriek.
  • noun A shrill cry; a screech.
  • noun A thrush. See screech, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A screech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete a screech
  • verb obsolete To screech.
  • verb To scratch an itch.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably imitative alteration of scratch.]

Examples

  • So I dragged my heel from the water's edge over the sand-bar to the beach, making a thin scritch of a line.

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  • So I dragged my heel from the water's edge over the sand-bar to the beach, making a thin scritch of a line.

    A Line Drawn in the Sand

  • Toby and I looked at each other, the house around us silent except for the gentle scritch of Father sawing downstairs in his workshop.

    Bone Hinge

  • Toby and I looked at each other, the house around us silent except for the gentle scritch of Father sawing downstairs in his workshop.

    Bone Hinge

  • Toby and I looked at each other, the house around us silent except for the gentle scritch of Father sawing downstairs in his workshop.

    Bone Hinge

  • Amid the drowning hum in my ears I can hear the scritch of metal on wood.

    Insatiable

  • Might even be less annoying than my cats using my fingers while typing to scritch themselves on.

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  • Put dat sawftee swettur ina bawx ai can hied in sum liek Shroediggur/wutebbur kitteh. scritch awn dat cradbord bawx nd putz da shreddeez awl obur da flor.

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  • As always, give those good kitties of yours a good scritch from me, and a rub of the forehead, plud s polite sniff, from each of the Kracker cats.

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  • Might even be less annoying than my cats using my fingers while typing to scritch themselves on.

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