SCREAK, verb intransitive [This word is only a different orthography of screech and shriek, but is not elegant.]
To utter suddenly a sharp shrill sound or outcry; to scream; as in a sudden fright; also, to creak, as a door or wheel. [See Screech.]
[When applied to things, we use creak, and when to persons, shriek, both of which are elegant.]
SCREAK, noun A creaking; a screech.