Squawk – meaning of the word and examples

To make an unpleasantly loud, sharp cry. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To complain about something noisily. (Cambridge Dictionary)

(of a bird) make a loud, harsh noise. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of a person) say something in a loud, discordant tone. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Complain or protest about something. (Oxford Dictionaries)

To utter a harsh abrupt scream. (Merriam – Webster)

To complain or protest loudly or vehemently. (Merriam – Webster)

When a bird squawks, it makes a loud harsh noise. (Collins Dictionary)


Why does my budgie, scream, chirp, squawk?


Do birds talk when they squawk? 



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