: producing a screech

Examples of screechy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the shaky handheld camera work and the screechy vocal stylings of that generous copyright infringer couldn’t obscure the glittery brilliance of the house mother’s inaugural ball. Vulture, 1 Dec. 2023 Users relied on either a screechy dot-matrix printer, with its pixelated text, or a specialized typesetting machine, which could cost $10,000 and take up most of a room. Clay Risen, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 Though there were plenty of bigger bird bones preserved at the site, which would have been better for turning into instruments as well as for playing, the Natufians specifically selected smaller bones that produced a screechy sound similar to a bird of prey. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2023 Advertisement In Bardem’s case, the results are forbiddingly cold and inert, and Awkwafina wears out her welcome quickly in a screechy, strident vocal turn as Scuttle the seagull. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 24 May 2023 But the pitch of that ill-speak needn't be screechy. Frank Bruni, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 His Prior is screechy and mannered to the point of inhumanity. Richard Lawson, Vanities, 26 Mar. 2018 But as hours and days go by, and everyone becomes increasingly confused and degraded, Leticia unravels, dispatching accusations in vocal bursts that reach screechy highs, yet somehow sound angelic. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2017 The screechy crowd often overwhelmed Styles and his quartet, as the kids shouted along with him on every tune, which was a shame, because his greatest talents are his subtlety and nuanced musical qualities. A.d. Amorosi, Philly.com, 6 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of screechy was in 1834

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“Screechy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screechy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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