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screeching
'screeching' - used as an adjective
1. loud and sustained; shrill and piercing
a screeching parrot
screeching brakes

'screeching' - used as a noun
2. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
he ducked at the screechings of shells
3. sharp piercing cry
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