squawk

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Word of the Day
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squawk
Pronunciation /skwɔːk/
verb
[no object]
1 (of a bird) make a loud, harsh noise.
1.1 with direct speech (of a person) say something in a loud, discordant tone.
1.2 Complain or protest about something.

Origin
Early 19th century imitative.

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Grackles squawking in the trees,
Maple flowers in the breeze,
As a part of spring, they please,
Please excuse me when I sneeze.

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