Definition of squawk :
1. The American night heron. See under Night.
2. 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)
crow, chatter, cackle, snarl, caw, growl, bleat, gobble, mew, neigh, meow, snort, cry, whinny, cuckoo, grunt, bellow, bay, chirp, quack, roar, cluck, moo, warble, honk, yelp, squeal, trill, twit, call, hoot, ululate, purr, howl, bawl, bray, coo, bark
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.
- We rode down the staircase, facing up, listening to the clamour of voices from the cemetery and the squawk of the red- eyed raven. - "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.
- Or lead me from this vile place, where one heareth naught but the squawk of birds and the croak of frogs. - "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.