squeal

[skweel]
noun
1.
a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise.
2.
Slang.
a.
an instance of informing against someone.
b.
a protest or complaint; beef.
verb (used without object)
3.
to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound.
4.
Slang.
a.
to turn informer; inform.
b.
to protest or complain; beef.
verb (used with object)
5.
to utter or produce with a squeal.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English squelen; imitative

squealer, noun
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squeal (skwiːl)
 
n
1.  a high shrill yelp, as of pain
2.  a screaming sound, as of tyres when a car brakes suddenly
 
vb
3.  to utter a squeal or with a squeal
4.  slang (intr) to confess information about another
5.  informal chiefly (Brit) (intr) to complain or protest loudly
 
[C13 squelen, of imitative origin]
 
'squealer
 
n

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squeal
c.1300, probably of imitative origin, similar to O.N. skvala "to cry out" (see squall (v.)). The sense of "inform on another" is first recorded 1865. The noun is attested from 1747.
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Example sentences
When fresh from the water and thrown on the boards they uttered an
  extraordinary squealing sound.
The kids have been chasing them around the house and squealing all afternoon.
The poor beast drags itself to the side of the road, squealing in anguish and
  terror.
Sasha twirls around in delight, squealing and making extraordinary sounds.
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