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



BrE BrE//skwiːk//
; NAmE NAmE//skwiːk//
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a short, high cry or sound, that is not usually very loud the squeak of a mouse Shirley gave a little squeak of surprise. see also bubble and squeak More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb): imitative; compare with Swedish skväka ‘croak’, also with squeal and shriek. The noun dates from the early 17th cent.Extra examples She gave a little squeak of surprise. The door opened with a squeak. The situation was allowed to continue without a squeak of protest from the government. the squeak of rubber soles on the wooden floor
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