screak

verb
\ ˈskrēk \
screaked; screaking; screaks

Definition of screak

intransitive verb

: to make a harsh shrill noise : screech

Other Words from screak

screak noun
screaky \ ˈskrē-​kē \ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about screak

Statistics for screak

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for screak

The first known use of screak was circa 1500

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on screak

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with screak

Comments on screak

What made you want to look up screak? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!