screechy

adjective
\ ˈskrē-chē How to pronounce screechy (audio) \

Definition of screechy

: producing a screech

Examples of screechy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 While the focus is on finding an undiscovered talent, outtakes of people with screechy voices and silly antics have always been a big part of the audition phase. Brian Ballou, Sun-Sentinel.com, 20 Aug. 2017 And the music is all screechy violins, which is never a good sign. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 8 Aug. 2017 But even with the screenplay’s sometimes screechy missteps, the Deutch duo hold the screen with charm and intelligence to spare. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of screechy

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of screechy was in 1834

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Dictionary Entries Near screechy

screech to a halt/stop

screechy

screed

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“Screechy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screechy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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