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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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.
It seemed to argue so wide a diffusion of her shame, that all nature knew of it; it could have caused her no deeper pang had the leaves of the trees whispered the dark story among themselves -- had the summer breeze murmured about it -- had the wintry blast shrieked it aloud
Then Gabriel shrieked out to his comrades to give way with their oars, and in that manner the mutinous boat rapidly shot away from the Pequod.
A wild gust of wind swept down, extinguishing the candle he held in his hand, and with it the fearful, unearthly screams; they seemed to be shrieked in his very ear.
They had to be torn apart by force; the girl had to be dragged away, and she struggled and fought and shrieked like one gone mad till a turn of the road hid her from sight; and even after that, we could still make out the fading plaint of those receding shrieks.
I was physically influenced by the atmosphere and scene, and my ears were filled with the curses the maniac still shrieked out; wherein she momentarily mingled my name with such a tone of demon-hate, with such language
At the first finger his father laid on him, however, he shrieked again louder than before, and struggled as if he would go into convulsions.
As there had been occasions when this same young gentleman had shrieked aloud with rage and had insisted that fresh air would give him cold and kill him, it is not to be wondered at that his doctor felt somewhat startled.
shrieked the man, in wild desperation, extending both arms at their length above his head, and staring at him.
Miss Havisham quite shrieked, as she stretched out her arms.
Nor did the assistants scorn to avail themselves of those means of consolation, although, every now and then, as if suddenly recollecting the cause which had brought them together, the men groaned in unison, while the females, of whom many were present, raised up their voices and shrieked for very woe.
The last words were shrieked as he was being swung through the air, but Rann nodded and rose up till he looked no bigger than a speck of dust, and there he hung, watching with his telescope eyes the swaying of the treetops as Mowgli's escort whirled along.