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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shriek \Shriek\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shrieked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shrieking.] [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E.
screech. See Screech, and cf. Screak.]
To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds
and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or
It was the owl that shrieked. --Shak.
At this she shrieked aloud; the mournful train
Echoed her grief. --Dryden.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror
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