- 1.1 (make noise) [person/animal] chillar; [brakes/tires] chirriar*, rechinarMore example sentences1.2 (inform) [colloquial/familiar] cantar [colloquial/familiar], chivarse (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], sapear (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar] to squeal
- Most of the girls around us squealed with delight, but I shivered and chills sprang up on my body - I had been the intended recipient of that wave.
- The girls squealed with delight as they each grabbed a slice greedily.
- The three girls squealed in delight and began talking excitedly.
onsb delatar a algn, sapear a algn (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences1.3 (protest) chillar, quejarse
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- He begins, squealing on the bigger boys anyway.
- His editor would not challenge and tolerate him, the various and sundry contacts and stoolies would not squeal to him.
- ‘The reporter never squealed, but he never went to jail, either,’ Janensch writes.
- She squeals in protest, and tries to push him off.
- He jumped, spun clear around in mid-air and took off running in the other direction, squealing in protest and fright.
- Rynn lowered her head and nudged the small creature gently, but she caught him off guard and he fell over, squealing in protest.
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.
- (of animal) chillido (m); (of person) grito (m), chillido (m); (of brakes, tires) chirrido (m) with squeals of laughter/delight con carcajadas/gritos or chillidos de regocijo squeals of protest gritos de protesta squeals of pain gritos or chillidos or alaridos de dolorMore example sentences
- We used the double-pulsed ESPI technique to investigate a brake that had a noise squeal at 5.92 kHz.
- Funniest of all, though, is the opening squeal of computer noise nonsense that momentarily almost passes for a new Radiohead composition in itself.
- The children shot in like missiles, the cliffs around echoing with squeals and splashes and Crocodile Dundee-style ‘coo-eees’.