A long, loud, piercing cry or sound
To utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright
It was the piercing screech of a siren.
The screech of metal on metal drove her to cover her ears as she moved farther away.
The birds of prey include the red-shouldered, redtailed, broad-winged, Cooper's, sharp-shinned and sparrow hawk and the bald eagle; the great horned, barred, barn, snowy, shorteared and screech owls.
One of the fire trucks, a few positions ahead of Dean, periodically let go with a squirt to the screech and scream of the victims.
She accelerated in a screech, without so much as a glance at Cynthia, who stood at the curb.