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Use 'squeal' for extreme emotions, stronger than just crying or laughing. SlideShe squealed in horror at the spider.
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Not for Humans OnlyPlay
'Squeal' can refer to animals too, commonly pigs, indicating a loud, sharp sound. SlideThe piglets squealed for their mother.
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A 'squeal' often starts suddenly, suggesting a sharp reaction to something. SlideHe squealed when the cold water hit him.