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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) :
n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking,
2: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at
the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the
brakes" [syn: screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "shrieking":
acute, argute, blinding, creaky, crude, ear-piercing, flaring,
flashy, flaunting, garish, gaudy, glaring, howling, keen, keening,
loud, lurid, overbright, penetrating, piercing, piping, raw, reedy,
screaky, screaming, screeching, screechy, sharp, shrieky, shrill,
squeaking, squeaky, thin, ululant, wailing, whining, whistling
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