18th c. (noun), Middle English - (verb); of onomatopoeic en origin. Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /skwiːl/ 
  • (America) IPA: /skwil/

squeal (plural squeals)

  1. A high-pitched sound, such as the scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.
  2. The cry of a pig.
Translations Verb

squeal (squeals, present participle squealing; past and past participle squealed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To scream with a shrill, prolonged sound.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To give sensitive information about someone to a third party; to rat on someone.
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