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What does "Shriek" mean?

Definition

(n.) A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like (v. i.) 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 anguish (v. t.) To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks


Synonyms pipe, scream, shrill, screech, pipe up, screaming, screeching, shrieking, shreiking


Word Family shrieked, shrieking, shrieks