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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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Asked if he heard anything else, Mr Grant replied, 'Only revving of the car, screeching tyres, like it was going too fast around the corner, out of control.
2 Is all anyone else wants for Christmas never have to listen again to Mariah Carey screeching All I Want For Christmas Is You?
She's nothing more than an embarrassment to herself and her family, with her screeching, fake fainting and downright nastiness.
According to the boffins, freak-out film scores, from the screeching violins to the two thundering notes have one thing in common: they ape the cries that wild animals in distress have used for millions of years.
And they love jumping out and screeching when you least expect it.
THE 2006 KING OF THE ROAD CAME SCREECHING TO A HALT at the Santa Monica triple set, ending the most intense cross-country thrash-a-thon since Fish stepped over the edge of the mighty Buddha-Buddha wall so many years ago.
A braying, insensitive Pelikan reduces Amanda to a single screeching note.
He said officers were following up reports of a car heard screeching its tyres, or with a screeching engine at around the time the girl was abducted.
Your construction operations come to a screeching halt
During his twelve years as codirector of San Francisco Ballet, Michael Smuin was the lovable bad boy: he skidded across the art spectrum from pop to highbrow and usually came to a screeching halt in a flashy, emotionally accessible middle ground.
The exhibition was completed on the lower level with a few smaller works, including Ligne d'abandon (Line of abandonment, 1993), a sound-piece realized with Manuel Rocha, taken from the sound of tires screeching on asphalt.
First, the researchers applied enough force to bring individual mitochondria to a screeching halt.