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Screechy   Listen

Having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge.  Synonyms: screaky, squeaking, squeaky, squealing.

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"Screechy" Quotes from Famous Books

... of OTTO are now drafted, and finding I was working through my voice and getting screechy, I have turned back again to rewrite the earlier part. It has, I do believe, some merit: of what order, of course, I am the last to know; and, triumph of triumphs, my wife - my wife who hates and loathes and slates my women - admits a great part ...
— The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 1 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... order to make myself a "tin of coffee," that being the refreshment I felt inclined for. When I went in and made my salutation, one man wheeled round square before me, stared straight into my oyes, and in an exceedingly high-pitched reedy or screechy voice and a sing-song tone returned my "good morning," and bade me call for the liquid I loved best at his expense. I declined with thanks, and in accordance with gaucho etiquette added that I was prepared to pay for his liquor. It was ...
— The Naturalist in La Plata • W. H. Hudson

... poor old woman gave vent to a sharp, screechy cry and caught at her skinny throat with ...
— Red Axe • Samuel Rutherford Crockett

Words linked to "Screechy" :   high-pitched, screech, high

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