Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a squawk; raw and grating

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

  • adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg

Etymologies

squawk +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Somewhere down the road, somebody got it into their head that kids won't watch it unless the themes are saccharine, the voices high and squawky, and there just happens to be some kind of jabbering animal wandering around.

    A review for INK

  • Reid remembers their "squawky dog, a Chihuahua mutt."

    Sen. Mike Lee: A political insider refashions himself as tea party revolutionary

  • To balance this out, the pregnant Venus a squawky Stephanie Friede—whose retinue included several spermlike tadpoles—gave birth, completing the circle of life.

    At Richard Wagner's Old Stamping Grounds

  • Having learned to play guitar at roughly the same time Hannah, 26, taught Colette, 28, when they were living with their parents at home in Bristol, they first formed a squawky, thrashing punk band named Vulgarians in 2007.

    2:54: the sisters heading to Doom Rock Central

  • That weird little squawky noise started as the dial-up modem engaged and POOF!

    Shelley Hendrix Reynolds: Communication Interruptus

  • They got the nightvision goongoggles, they got that full body armor, they got them gasmasks latched on, they hear the squawky voice in the head phones, they got the GPS locator's, the heat sensor hound dog, they got the dragnet spread out, they got their charts and planning.

    A Limbaugh-Ron Paulian Republic? The Youth Will Decide

  • “Adam-one-nine, you there?” came a squawky call on the radio.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Ensconced amid the elaborate trusses and brackets of the old grandstand, I took in the breezes and aromas and squawky sounds of the track, able to watch others without feeling watched myself.

    Off to the Races

  • The condemned man on another planet -- the condemned man on TV -- began to sing a squawky medley of half-remembered songs.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The unsinkable Suze Orman: She's one squeaky (squawky?) wheel, but Suze Orman has always been right on the money--today's profile in Portfolio notes (among other no-holds-barred details) that the core message of her philosophy was eerily prescient.

    Omni Daily News

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