screak

verb
\ ˈskrēk How to pronounce screak (audio) \
screaked; screaking; screaks

Definition of screak

intransitive verb

: to make a harsh shrill noise : screech

Other Words from screak

screak noun
screaky \ ˈskrē-​kē How to pronounce screak (audio) \ 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

Time Traveler for screak

Time Traveler

The first known use of screak was circa 1500

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near screak

scray

screak

scream

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for screak

Cite this Entry

“Screak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screak. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

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!