Definition of squeal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skwiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//skwiːl//
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a long high cry or sound a squeal of pain a squeal of delight He stopped with a squeal of brakes. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): imitative. The noun dates from the mid 18th cent.
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