I was reviewing the words I wrote down from movies when I came across the word squech and I had two example written next to it, one from a movie and the other probably from a reading.

I remember the scene was showing a sword thrusted at someone across his body and to show the sound of that it was put (squeching) under.

The other example goes like this my shoes squeching when I walk.

Now I'm searching and I can't find it! I've tried similar words but they don't make sense here. Probably I made a spelling mistake while writing it down and now I feel frustrated. What's the word?


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    It could be "my shoes squeak when I walk". As for the sword, and possibly the shoes, the word might just be an approximation of what the sound is, even if not a real word. You see a lot of this in comic books. See Onomatopoeia
    – user3169
    Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 18:13
  • Like a rat squeaks? Well squeak wasn't a new word to me to write down, it can't be it. I must have been a different word.
    – Yuri
    Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 18:17
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    I don't understand the question. Are we being asked for a verb meaning [to make] the sound of a thrusting sword? Perhaps that might be swish or similar. Or the sound shoes might make? If the shoes are wet, squelch, squish come to mind - if dry, creak, squeak. But what exactly is OP looking for? Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 19:04
  • Squelch that's the word. Thanks FumbleFingers I learnt some other words from your comment too.
    – Yuri
    Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 19:49

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I think you might be thinking of squelch or a "wet sucking sound". If you fell into a swimming pool fully dressed, your shoes would squelch as you walked after you got out of the pool.

I remember it by thinking of squish (wet noise) + belch (air noise or burp). There are some examples of squelching noises, including "A sword slicing a human, gory" sample, on this SoundSnap page.

  • Squelch that's the word. Exactly it was like you put your hand in mud and take it out suddenly. Thanks
    – Yuri
    Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 19:51

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