screak

verb
\ ˈskrēk How to pronounce screak (audio) \
screaked; screaking; screaks

Definition of screak

intransitive verb

: to make a harsh shrill noise : screech

Other Words from screak

screak noun
screaky \ ˈskrē-​kē How to pronounce screaky (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of screak

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for screak

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrækja to screech

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The first known use of screak was circa 1500

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“Screak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screak. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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