Definition of squawk:
- The American night heron. See under Night.
- To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
murmur, protest, charge, squall, thrill, remonstrate, grievance, scream, skreigh, demur, miserere, cheep, kicking, fuss, holler out, rage, whine, grouse, cunt, cry out, plaint, moan, beef, screak, whimper, flush, grouch, grumble, call out, hollo, screech, shout, creak, boeuf, support, boot, bang, whinge, inveigh, carp, except, chant, set up a squawk, shout out, bellyache, rush, wail, beef cattle, skreak, yell, expostulate, challenge, yap, lament, crab, take exception, backbite, kick, gripe, object, bitch, yammer, kvetch, squeak, holler, recoil.
- ululate (part of speech: verb)
- ululation (part of speech: noun)
So absorbed was I in melancholy reflection, that I did not notice what was going on until a sudden shrill squawk close in my ear caused me to turn, when I found that a very common- looking young woman, with a by no means interesting infant of six months, had taken the vacant half of my seat.- "The Blunders of a Bashful Man", Metta Victoria Fuller Victor.
- "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.
- "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.