Cry and Screech


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Cry noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared

Screech is a synonym for cry in yell topic. In some cases you can use "Screech" instead the word "Cry" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like sound, call, shout, scream.
Nearby Words: crying, cried
Synonyms for Cry


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Screech verb – To cry out loudly and emotionally.
Usage example: the toddler screeched in anger when her stuffed rabbit was taken away

Cry is a synonym for screech in shout topic. You can use "Cry" instead the word "Screech" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as yell, sound, exclamation, scream.
Nearby Words: screeching, screeched, screechy
Synonyms for Screech

How words are described

familiar familiar cry familiar screech
long long cry long screech
distinctive distinctive cry distinctive screech
standard standard cry standard screech
Other adjectives: loud, piercing, distorted, pained, creepy.

Both words in one sentence

  • Asuka herself describes the blood-freezing screech it makes as being like "the first cry of a baby... born into hell."
  • Any wide-open-spaced wilderness scene will have the stock 'loon cry' or the 'hawk screech' mentioned above.
  • Series / Jersey Shore Angelina actually makes an attempt to apologize for her past actions, not that the roomamtes were interested in listening to her... Battle Cry: After a falling-out with her boyfriend, Snooki lets out a screech before attacking some helpless dishes.
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