What does "Shriek" mean?


(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