Screech and Wail


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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

Wail is a synonym for screech in shriek topic. In some cases you can use "Wail" instead the word "Screech" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like whimper.
Nearby Words: screeching, screeched, screechy
Synonyms for Screech


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Wail verb – To make a long loud mournful sound.
Usage example: the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters

Screech is a synonym for wail in whimper topic. You can use "Screech" instead the word "Wail" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as scream.
Nearby Words: wailing, wailed
Synonyms for Wail

How words are described

familiar familiar screech familiar wail
long long screech long wail
distinctive distinctive screech distinctive wail
loud loud screech loud wail
Other adjectives: powerful, distinct, piercing, irritating, horrible, inhuman, unearthly, metallic, high-pitched, sonic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Cats Are Mean Indeed afterward Melko heard all and he cursed Tevildo and his folk and banished them, nor have they since that day had lord or master or any friend, and their voices wail and screech for their hearts are very lonely and bitter and full of loss, yet there is only darkness within and no kindliness.
    Source: Cats Are Mean
  • Banshee Wail: The horrible screech Kaylee is forced to make causes headaches, sickness, and foretells of death.
  • Film / A Christmas Carol (1984) The Voiceless: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come doesn't speak, but every time it "responds" to Scrooge, a weird metallic wail (possibly meant to evoke the screech of a graveyard's gate) is heard in the background.Scrooge: You're devilish hard to have a conversation with.
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