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squeal Explained

squeal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squeal at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, probably of imitative origin, similar to O.N. skvala "to cry out." The sense of "inform on another" is first recorded 1865. ///

squeal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1200-1300; Origin: From the sound]//
1 [I and T] to make a long loud high sound or cry: scream// squeal with/in// --The children squealed with delight.// --They drove off, tyres squealing.// --'Let me go!' she squealed.//
2 [I + on] informal to tell the police or someone in authority about someone you know who has done something wrong:
squeal 2 n [C] a long loud high sound or cry// scream// squeal of// --She gave a squeal of laughter.// --There was a squeal of brakes.//

squeal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "squeal":
babble, bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, be indiscreet, be unguarded,
bear witness against, beep, bell, bellow, betray,
betray a confidence, birdies, bitch, blab, blabber, blare, blast,
blat, blate, bleat, blooping, blow, blow the horn,
blow the whistle, blubber, blurping, blurt, blurt out, boom, bray,
breathe, bugle, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, chant, cheer, chirp,
clarion, complain, coo, creak, crow, cry, distortion, drawl,
exclaim, fanfare, feedback, fink, flourish of trumpets, flute,
flutter, fluttering, gasp, give away, give tongue, give voice,
grate, gripe, growl, grunt, hail, halloo, hiss, hissing, holler,
hollo, honk, hoot, howl, howling, hum, hurrah, inform,
inform against, inform on, keen, leak, let drop, let fall,
let slip, lilt, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, motorboating,
mumble, murmur, mutter, narc, nark, neigh, nicker, pant, peach,
peal, pimp, pipe, pule, raise a howl, rallying cry, rasp, rat,
reveal a secret, roar, rumble, scratching, screak, scream, screech,
sell out, shall, shout, shredding, shriek, shrill, sibilate, sigh,
sing, skirl, skreigh, snap, snarl, snitch, snitch on, snort, sob,
sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, spill, spill the beans, squall,
squawk, squeak, squeals, static, stool, talk, tantara, tantarara,
taps, tarantara, tattle, tattle on, tattoo, tell on, tell secrets,
tell tales, testify against, thunder, toot, tootle, troat, trumpet,
trumpet blast, trumpet call, turn informer, twang, tweedle,
ululate, ululation, wail, war cry, war whoop, warble, whicker,
whine, whinny, whisper, whistle, whistles, whoop, wind, woomping,
wow, wowwows, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip,
yo-ho, yowl

squeal at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Cry): cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, shriek, squeak, squeal, whine, hoot, grumble, moan, groan, grunt.

[ADJ] (Cry): crying, clamorous, vociferous, groaning, howling, bawling, screaming, whining, grumbling, moaning, squealing, loud, roaring.

[V] (Disclosure): disclose, discover, lift the veil, unmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, lay open, lay bare, expose, open, open up, bare, bring to light, divulge, reveal, break, squeal, tattle, sing.

squeal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 [V] to make a long, high sound:
The pigs were squealing. * The car squealed to a halt. * Children were running around squealing with excitement.
2 to speak in a very high voice, especially when you are excited or nervous:
[V speech] 'Don't!' she squealed. [also V]
3 [V] ~ (on sb) (informal, disapproving) to give information, especially to the police, about sth illegal that sb has done:
Someone must have squealed on him.
noun a long high cry or sound:
a squeal of pain * a squeal of delight * He stopped with a squeal of brakes.

Squeal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squeal \Squeal\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squealed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Squealing}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sqv["a]la, Norw.
skvella. Cf. {Squeak}, {Squall}.]
1. To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain
animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain.

2. To turn informer; to betray a secret. [Slang]

Squeal \Squeal\, n.
A shrill, somewhat prolonged cry.

squeal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a high-pitched howl
v 1: utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs [syn: {oink}]
2: confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under
pressure [syn: {confess}, {shrive}]

squeal at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.


    Inter: trans-top » A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads
    • Finnish: vingahdus, kiljahdus
    • French: cri {{m}} aigu, Inter: t+ » fr|crissement|m
    • German: Schrei {{m}}, Kreischen {{n}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|στριγκλιά|f|tr=strigkliá|sc=Grek, Inter: t- » el|τσίριγμα|n|tr=tsírigma|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: gritar, gritar agudo, gritar histérico
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|визг|m, Inter: t+ » ru|скрежет|m, Inter: t+ » ru|скрип|m
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sgal|m
  • Swedish: skrik, skri

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To scream by making a shrill, prolonged sound.
    1. To give sensitive information about someone to a third party; to rat on someone.


      Inter: trans-top » to scream a high-pitched squeal

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|snierken, Inter: t+ » nl|krijsen
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vinkua, Inter: t+ » fi|kiljua
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crier, Inter: t+ » fr|hurler, Inter: t+ » fr|crisser
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|kreischen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|στριγκλίζω|tr=strigklízo|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|τσιρίζω|tr=tsirízo|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|strillare, Inter: t+ » it|urlare, Inter: t+ » it|guaire, Inter: t- » it|gridare con voce stridula
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|визжать|tr=vizžát'|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|верещать|tr=vereščát'|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sgal
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skrika

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to rat on someone
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vasikoida
    • French: Inter: qualifier » formally Inter: t+ » fr|dénoncer, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t+ » fr|balancer, Inter: qualifier » slang Inter: t+ » fr|moutonner, Inter: qualifier » slang Inter: t+ » fr|cafter
    • German: singen Inter: qualifier » criminal, slang, petzen Inter: qualifier » colloquial
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|προδίδω|tr=prodído|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|καρφώνω|tr=karfóno|sc=Grek Inter: qualifier » colloquial

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cantare, Inter: t- » it|fare la spia, Inter: t- » it|spifferare
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стучать|tr=stučát', Inter: t+ » ru|доносить|tr=donosít'
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|chillar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|gola

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * squealer


    * equals
    Translation: cs » squeal
    Translation: et » squeal
    Translation: el » squeal
    Translation: fr » squeal
    Translation: ko » squeal
    Translation: io » squeal
    Translation: it » squeal
    Translation: hu » squeal
    Translation: mg » squeal
    Translation: pl » squeal
    Translation: pt » squeal
    Translation: ru » squeal
    Translation: sv » squeal
    Translation: tl » squeal
    Translation: ta » squeal
    Translation: te » squeal
    Translation: vi » squeal
    Translation: zh » squeal