Synonyms for screechings

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Antonyms for screechings

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When he was brought in, they fell at once into the most grievous fits and screechings.

Screechings and howlings echoed and re-echoed between the building walls.

But my notion is, that it may neither be Heaven nor t'other place that has much to do with these kind of fits and screechings.

Dorn followed the Baron about the corridors, his ears bewildered by the screechings from unexpected chambers of debate.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, alteration of scritch (mid-13c., schrichen), possibly of imitative origin (cf. shriek). Related: Screeched; screeching. Screech-owl is attested from 1590s (scritch-owl is from 1520s).

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