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screeching (drunk)

Sl. intoxicated; very drunk. How can anybody be so screeching drunk on four beers? She's not just drunk; she's screeching.
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screeching (drunk)

mod. alcohol intoxicated; very drunk. How can anybody be so screeching drunk on four beers?
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This is expressed in the film's final shot, where the camera suddenly very rapidly moves away from the house (revealing its huge size, despite the fact that it has been shot throughout in crowded close quarters with a sense of claustration) to the accompaniment of screechy violins in a score that is noticeably intrusive as it is the film's first inclusion of music.
and then she sang to me, "Oh, but you're lov-elee," in a screechy voice, and the front door opened and Grandma came out.
I said as my voice got ever-so slightly screechy and high-pitched.
My senses tell me that some things never seem to change, such as the sight of the crossing guard holding up her red sign, the sounds of screechy school bus brakes, the smell of fresh wax on the shiny floors, the glare of the fluorescent lights overhead, and the colorful posters hanging on the walls with their not-so-subtle reminders of the school's rules.
Were Fox News, say, to make a tonal adjustment in its coverage, if only for the pecuniary motive of stealing some liberal viewers from CNN, or were the New York Times to retire one or two of its columnists for the sake of a less wearisome and screechy op-ed page, the ramifications would be not only journalistic but political as well, and sufficient perhaps to affect the outcome of a future close election.
At the first show I found lots of design flaws that produced boomy bass, screechy highs, and boxy or chesty mids.
I don't know what is more pathetic, the retrograde hatefulness of the current "gay backlash" or the screechy, pushy tactics from left-wing gays that caused it.
Kitty," said Polly Parrot in her screechy voice, "why do you have four ribbons tied to your tail?
I can hear that screechy voice of hers giving me hell--but she took care of me.
Bias" nicks a few nerves but at the screechy level of 'The McLaughlin Group.
Many unidentified downy feathers and plumes show the amber forest as screechy and flighty an aviary as any Amazonian tree canopy is today.
At the Livery Stable, a screechy recruiter from the Union Copper Mine lures miners with promises of good wages and hot meals.
The fans booed lustily throughout a screechy monotone, and practically drowned out the young woman reading the script.