Howl and Screech


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Howl noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: heard howls of laughter from the children watching the clown's silly antics

Screech is a synonym for howl in wail topic. In some cases you can use "Screech" instead the word "Howl" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like yell, scream, cry out inarticulately.
Nearby Words: howling, howled, howler
Synonyms for Howl


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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

Howl is a synonym for screech in scream topic. You can use "Howl" instead the word "Screech" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as shriek, yell, cry out inarticulately.
Nearby Words: screeching, screeched, screechy
Synonyms for Screech

How words are described

long long howl long screech
standard standard howl standard screech
loud loud howl loud screech
deafening deafening howl deafening screech
Other adjectives: terrible, horrible, mechanical, pained, mighty, sudden, demonic, creepy, high-pitched, sonic, electronic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Young Frankenstein Creator Cameo: Brooks is the model for one of the castle's gargoyles, and ad-libbed the That Poor Cat screech when Frederick accidentally throws a dart out the window, as well doing as the howl of the "werewolf".
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