Definition of Squawky

1. Adjective. Like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg.

Exact synonyms: Cackly
Similar to: Cacophonic, Cacophonous
Derivative terms: Cackle, Squawk



Definition of Squawky

1. Adjective. (context: of a sound) Resembling a squawk; raw and grating ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squawky

1. shrill and grating [adj SQUAWKIER, SQUAWKIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squawky

squawbushes
squawfish
squawfishes
squawk
squawk box
squawked
squawker
squawkers
squawkier
squawkiest
squawkily
squawkiness
squawking
squawkingly
squawks
squawky (current term)
squawl
squawled
squawlike
squawling
squawls
squawman
squawmen
squawroot
squawroots
squaws
squawweed
squawweeds
squbit
squbits

Literary usage of Squawky

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1. Adventures with Indians by Philip Verrill Mighels (1908)
"Even after that, however, squawky did not fail to come and sit, while Bill studied, and listen, as if some good might come to him in the sounds he did not ..."

2. A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison: The White Woman of the Genessee by James Everett Seaver (1918)
"From his sister's, he went to his own house, where he stayed only two nights, and then went to squawky Hill to procure money, with which to purchase flour ..."

3. Life of Mary Jemison: Deh-he-wä-mis by James Everett Seaver (1856)
"Guilty and uneasy, they lurked about squawky Hill near a fortnight, and then went to Cattaraugus, and were gone six weeks. When they came back, ..."

4. The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1886)
"Here, Jinn, take up the cheel, don't let'n bide and squawky like that is. A cat is said to squawky at night. SQUEAKER [skweek'ur], sb. ..."

5. The Life of Mary Jemison: The White Woman of the Genesee by James E. Seaver (2001)
"Guilty and uneasy, they lurked about squawky Hill near a fortnight, and then went to Cattaraugus, and were gone six weeks. When they came back, ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1907)
"And she would fuss and fuss and spread her flouncy little frock out and cover them up as if they || had been little golden rooks instead of squawky little ..."

7. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1846)
"... extending one mile along the river, to be laid off in such manner as to include the village; one other tract of two square miles, at squawky Hill, ..."

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