squawky

(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Disagreeable to the sense of hearing: dry, grating, harsh, hoarse, jarring, rasping, raspy, raucous, rough, scratchy, strident. See SOUNDS.

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  • squawky — Synonyms and related words: brassy, brazen, choked, coarse, cracked, croaking, croaky, dry, grating, gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh sounding, hoarse, husky, jarring, metallic, ragged, rasping, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy, rude, rusty, squawking …   Moby Thesaurus

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