screaked; screaking; screaks

intransitive verb

: to make a harsh shrill noise : screech
screak noun
screaky adjective

Word History


of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrækja to screech

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of screak was circa 1500

Dictionary Entries Near screak

Cite this Entry

“Screak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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