1. chimita Senior Member

    Chile Spanish
    Hi!
    is there any difference between squeal and squeak?
     
  2. txpaddler

    txpaddler Senior Member

    Texas
    United States - English
    Not much difference, but if you are talking about the sound a person makes, squeal would be more common than squeak, and if you were talking about the sound a thing makes, squeak might be more common than squeal.

    She squeals with delight.
    The wheel squeaks.
     
  3. Miguel Antonio Senior Member

    Galicia
    Galego (Rías Baixas)

    I'd say a squeak lasts a little, and yes, issued by something inanimate, and a squeal is longer, and emitted by a sentient creature (in distress) :)

    MA
     
  4. chimita Senior Member

    Chile Spanish
    Thanks again txpaddler and MA!
    You both have helped me a lot today!
     

Share This Page

Loading...