shrieked


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shriek

 (shrēk)
n.
1. A shrill, often frantic cry.
2. A sound suggestive of such a cry.
v. shrieked, shriek·ing, shrieks
v.intr.
1. To utter a shriek.
2. To make a sound similar to a shriek.
v.tr.
To utter with a shriek.

[Middle English skriken, shriken, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrækja.]

shriek′er n.
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Adj.1.shrieked - uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror
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Tense silence for a moment held the room in the stillness of a sepulchre, and then a woman shrieked, and fell prone across the table.
she shrieked, not looking at him, as though this shriek were called up by physical pain.
It was hard to tell what was happening in the rear; the people who were falling behind shrieked as piteously as those who were already lost.
shrieked Signora Rosaura, peeking in from the side of the stage.
I remember that I shrieked and made faces with the best of them.
Afterward, wishing to see if the change were complete, Venus caused a mouse to approach, whereupon the woman shrieked and made such a show of herself that the Young Man would not marry her.
Hour after hour passed away, and slowly Dorothy got over her fright; but she felt quite lonely, and the wind shrieked so loudly all about her that she nearly became deaf.
They fastened her to a post; they brought wood and piled it about her; they applied the torch while she shrieked and pleaded and strained her two young daughters to her breast; and our brute, with a heart solely for business, lashed us into position about the stake and warmed us into life and commer- cial value by the same fire which took away the inno- cent life of that poor harmless mother.
The slave girls upon the dais shrieked and cowered away.