Shriek – meaning of the word and examples

A short, loud, high cry, especially one produced suddenly as an expression of a powerful emotion. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To utter a sharp shrill sound. (Merriam – Webster)

To cry out in a high-pitched voice: Screech. (Merriam – Webster)

Utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of something inanimate) make a high-pitched screeching sound. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Be very obvious or strikingly discordant. (Oxford Dictionaries)

When someone shrieks, they make a short, very loud cry, for examples because they are suddenly surprised, are in pain or are laughing. (Collins Dictionary)


Other words for shriek.

Shriek, Your Dictionary.


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