squawky

[skwaw-kee]
adjective, squawkier, squawkiest.
unpleasantly discordant or harsh in sound; cacophonous.

Origin:
1895–1900; squawk + -y1

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squawky

adjective
like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg [syn: cackly
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Before the age of satellites, short-wave radio was feeble and squawky and hardly made a dent on the world.
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