shrieking


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrieking - sharp piercing cryshrieking - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.shrieking - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cryshrieking - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Translations

shrieking

[ˈʃriːkɪŋ]
A. ADJ [child] → chillón
B. Nchillidos mpl, gritos mpl
References in classic literature ?
I don't care if Hugo does come at me with a pistol," returned Amy, who was not gifted with dramatic power, but was chosen because she was small enough to be borne out shrieking by the villain of the piece.
Even a little fresh-water crab in a brook was enough to send him shrieking to shore.
When the shrieking behind them died away, Pavel realized that he was alone upon the familiar road.
Even Jaffrey Pyncheon must help her now She hastened down the staircase, shrieking as she went.
But now when the boatswain calls all hands to lighten her; when boxes, bales, and jars are clattering overboard; when the wind is shrieking, and the men are yelling, and every plank thunders with trampling feet right over Jonah's head; in all this raging tumult, Jonah sleeps his hideous sleep.
Then there had come the Irish, and there had been lots of them, too; the husband drank and beat the children--the neighbors could hear them shrieking any night.
It was between one and two o'clock at night, as Cassy was returning from her ministrations to poor Tom, that she heard the sound of wild shrieking, whooping, halloing, and singing, from the sitting-room, mingled with the barking of dogs, and other symptoms of general uproar.
A small mob of half-naked boys and girls came tearing out of the woods, scared and shrieking.
At those times, as the howlings and wailings and shrieking of the singers, and the ragings and roarings and explosions of the vast orchestra rose higher and higher, and wilder and wilder, and fiercer and fiercer, I could have cried if I had been alone.
Isabella - I believe she is eleven, a year younger than Cathy - lay screaming at the farther end of the room, shrieking as if witches were running red-hot needles into her.
In the same moment, I saw her running at me, shrieking, with a whirl of fire blazing all about her, and soaring at least as many feet above her head as she was high.
At last--I think it was on the third night--the doctor and I were strolling on the shoulder of the hill where it overlooks the lowlands of the isle, when, from out the thick darkness below, the wind brought us a noise between shrieking and singing.