screeching


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screeching

[′skrēch·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A form of combustion instability, especially in an afterburner, of relatively high frequency, characterized by a harsh, shrill noise.

screeching

A condition of combustion instability in a gas turbine engine or an afterburner that manifests as a screeching (shrill and high-pitched) noise.
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The nails drew with a screeching sound, and the top of the box was thrown back.
Their prodigious bounds and the shrill, screeching purr of their uncanny mouths were well calculated to confuse and terrorize their prey, so that as two of them leaped simultaneously from either side, the mighty sweep of those awful tails met with no resistance and two more green Martians went down to an ignoble death.
In five minutes the dead solitude and silence of the place were no more, and a begging, screeching, shouting mob were struggling about the horses' feet and blocking the way.
At the sight, and driven mad with fear of the gathering darkness, and of the unholy shadow which, as they believed, was swallowing the moon, the companies of girls broke up in wild confusion, and ran screeching for the gateways.
The pirate birds were screeching among the leaves of the palms.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.
I motioned him away with silent dignity, but he still advanced, screeching out the while:
and she desists not until he rushes downstairs in his combinations, screeching.
The screeching from the village below grew louder and more hideous every minute.
Once or twice, with a queer, screeching sound, a shell, like a little puff of white smoke, passed high over the car and fell somewhere in the grey valley below.
He writes with a very noisy quill pen which seems to be screeching scorn at all who disagree with him.
I never heard such screeching and yelling in my life.