Definition of screeching in English:

screeching

noun

mass noun
  • Loud, harsh piercing cries or noises.

    ‘the screeching of a macaw’
    ‘Harris heard the screeching of car tyres’

adjective

  • 1Making a loud, harsh, piercing sound.

    ‘a screeching flock of parrots’
    ‘screeching guitars’
    1. 1.1 Used in reference to the sound made by the sudden stopping of a vehicle as a result of a forceful application of the brakes.
      ‘the truck came to a screeching halt’
      figurative ‘the accident brought his career to a screeching halt’

Pronunciation

screeching

/ˈskriːtʃɪŋ/