Pronunciation: (skwēl), [key]
1. a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise.
a. an instance of informing against someone.
b. a protest or complaint; beef.
1. to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound.
a. to turn informer; inform.
b. to protest or complain; beef.
to utter or produce with a squeal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.