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Meaning of SQUEAL

Pronunciation:  skweel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a high-pitched howl
  2. [v]  confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
  3. [v]  utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

SQUEAL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: confess, oink, shrive
 See Also: acknowledge, admit, emit, howl, let loose, let out, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squeal\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squealed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Squealing}.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sqv["a]la, Norw.
    skvella. Cf. {Squeak}, {Squall}.]
    1. To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain
       animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain.
    2. To turn informer; to betray a secret. [Slang]
  2. \Squeal\, n.
    A shrill, somewhat prolonged cry.