Definition of Squeak

1. Noun. A short high-pitched noise. "The squeak of shoes on powdery snow"

Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Squeaky



2. Verb. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise. "The streets squeak with cars "; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
Exact synonyms: Creak, Screak, Screech, Skreak, Whine
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Creak, Creaking, Screech, Screeching, Squeaker

3. Noun. Something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin.

Definition of Squeak

1. v. i. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.

2. n. A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly utered, either of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather shoes, or by a pipe or reed.

Definition of Squeak

1. Noun. A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals. ¹

2. Noun. (games) A card game similar to group solitaire. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To emit a short, high-pitched sound. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive slang) To inform, to squeal. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive games) To empty the pile of 13 cards a player deals to themself in the card game of the same name. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive informal) To win or progress by a narrow margin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squeak

1. to make a sharp, high-pitched sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Squeak

1. 1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak. "Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch?" (Addison) "Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the "squeaking pigs" of Homer." (Pope) 2. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess. "If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him." (Dryden) Origin: Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. Sqvaka to croak, Icel. Skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squeak

squawky
squawl
squawled
squawlike
squawling
squawls
squawman
squawmen
squawroot
squawroots
squaws
squawweed
squawweeds
squbit
squbits
squeak (current term)
squeak by
squeak out
squeak through
squeaked
squeaker
squeakers
squeakier
squeakiest
squeakily
squeakiness
squeaking
squeakingly
squeaks
squeaky

Literary usage of Squeak

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nursery by John L. Shorey (Firm (1876)
"But spotted piggy thought he knew better, and so he tried the breakfast; and he also ran off, saying, " squeak, squeak, squeak." Then the other pigs tried ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"The rasp of his own " grayback " shirt and the squeak or' his boots seemed to bring him to himself. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"PITTER-PATTER. To go pit-a-pat; to be»t pit. Chesh. FITTER. (1) To grieve. (2) To squeak. East. incessantly; to palpitate. North. ..."

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