HyperDic: squawk

English > 4 senses of the word squawk:
VERBcommunicationsquawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screechutter a harsh abrupt scream
communicationsquawk, gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, bellyache, hollercomplain
NOUNeventsquawkthe noise of squawking
communicationsquawk, gripe, kick, beef, bitchinformal terms for objecting
squawk > pronunciation
Soundsskwao'k
Rhymesairlock ... walk: 27 rhymes with aok...
English > squawk: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe noise of squawking.
Examples
  • "she awoke to the squawk of chickens"
  • "the squawk of car horns"
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishgraznido
Adjectivessquawkylike the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
Verbssquawkutter a harsh abrupt scream
English > squawk: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaninginformal terms for objecting.
Synonymsgripe, kick, beef, bitch
BroaderobjectionThe speech act of objecting
Verbssquawkcomplain
English > squawk: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter a harsh abrupt scream.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsscreak, skreak, skreigh, screech
Broadershout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Spanishchillar, chirriar, graznar, gritar
Catalanclacar, cridar, garrular, grallar, xerrotejar, xisclar
Nounssquawkthe noise of squawking
squawkera person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
English > squawk: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcomplain.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, bellyache, holler
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishaferrar, atrapar, chillar, disputar, dolor de barriga, gimotear, graznar, gritar, lamentarse, quejarse, quejar, renegar, vocear
Catalanaferrar, atrapar, baladrejar, cridar, queixar-se, xisclar
Nounssquawkinformal terms for objecting
squawkera person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining

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