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, "Progressives: Must we dance on Limbaugh's grave?," 22 Feb. 2021 His Prior is screechy and mannered to the point of inhumanity. Richard Lawson, Vanities, "Review: Angels in America Returns to Broadway in All Its Triumph and Tragedy," 26 Mar. 2018 His Prior is screechy and mannered to the point of inhumanity. Richard Lawson, Vanities, "Review: Angels in America Returns to Broadway in All Its Triumph and Tragedy," 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, "Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’," 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, "The girls go wild for Harry Styles at the Tower Theater," 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, "Ladies and Gentlemen, your next American Idol (maybe)," 20 Aug. 2017 And the music is all screechy violins, which is never a good sign. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Jennifer Lawrence Is Creepy as Hell In the Official 'mother!' Trailer," 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, "'The Year of Spectacular Men': Film Review | LAFF 2017," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of screechy

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Screechy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screechy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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