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See definition of screeching on Dictionary.com
  • as inharsh
  • as inscratchy
  • as inshrill
  • as insquawky
  • as instrident
  • as inyelling

synonyms for screeching

  • bitter
  • bleak
  • grim
  • hard
  • rigid
  • severe
  • sharp
  • strident
  • coarse
  • acrid
  • asperous
  • astringent
  • cacophonous
  • caterwauling
  • clashing
  • cracked
  • craggy
  • creaking
  • croaking
  • disagreeing
  • discordant
  • dissonant
  • disturbing
  • earsplitting
  • flat
  • glaring
  • grating
  • guttural
  • hoarse
  • incompatible
  • jagged
  • jangling
  • jarring
  • noisy
  • not smooth
  • off-key
  • out-of-key
  • out-of-tune
  • rasping
  • raucous
  • rugged
  • rusty
  • sour
  • stridulous
  • tuneless
  • uneven
  • unlevel
  • unmelodious
  • unmusical
  • unrelenting
See also synonyms for: screechings
  • bawling
  • holler
  • howling
  • scream
  • shout
  • yell

antonyms for screeching

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  • bland
  • bright
  • calm
  • cheerful
  • easy
  • facile
  • flexible
  • kind
  • low
  • mild
  • moderate
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • soft
  • sunny
  • yielding
  • courteous
  • gentle
  • peaceful
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • smooth
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    How to use screeching in a sentence

    The year 2020 brought the global economy to a screeching halt, but it proved to be an astonishingly good year for India’s richest billionaire.
    INDIA’S RICHEST MAN SHIFTED HIS FOCUS FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO THE INTERNET IN 2020NIHARIKA SHARMAJANUARY 6, 2021QUARTZ
    The booming e-scooter business came to a screeching halt in mid-March as the coronavirus crisis picked up steam across the globe.
    FORD’S SPIN UNIT TO BOOST E-SCOOTERS WITH SOFTWARE THAT ALERTS PEDESTRIANS OF SIDEWALK RIDERSDALVIN BROWNDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Even if doctors wanted to try a lung transplant on a Covid-19 patient, organ donation came to a screeching halt at the beginning of the US pandemic, and transplant rates plummeted across the board.
    DEMAND FOR COVID-19 LUNG TRANSPLANTS IS ABOUT TO SHOOT UPKATHERINE ELLEN FOLEYOCTOBER 16, 2020QUARTZ
    Everything I had worked so hard to build in New York City as a media personality came to a screeching halt.
    THE ANATOMY OF A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: ‘EARLY DETECTION SAVED MY LIFE’CHARLI PENNOCTOBER 6, 2020ESSENCE.COM
    Not only did our own daily routines come to a screeching halt, for many of us our professional lives did as well.
    PUBLISHERS ARE PAYING CLOSER ATTENTION TO DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS IN THEIR AUDIENCESGEOEDGEJUNE 30, 2020DIGIDAY
    No screeching Indian was ever hit more fairly, surprised more suddenly, or extinguished more utterly.
    THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
    The others danced sideways into the darkness, screeching, as though I had done them an injury.
    MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
    I could hear the shells screeching through the air a second before they burst near where I lay.
    PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
    Above the sound of the motor the screeching of the wounded bird still reached them faintly from the bottom of the cliff.
    THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
    There seemed to be a great owl hooting from every hollow tree, and a little one screeching from every knothole.
    FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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