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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.

shriek

(ʃriːk)
n
a shrill and piercing cry
vb
to produce or utter (words, sounds, etc) in a shrill piercing tone
[C16: probably from Old Norse skrækja to screech1]
ˈshrieker n

shriek

(ʃrik)

n.
1. a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
2. any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle.
v.i.
3. to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
4. to give forth a loud, shrill sound.
v.t.
5. to utter in a shriek.
[1560–70; earlier shrick, N variant of shritch (now dial.), Middle English schrichen]

shriek


Past participle: shrieked
Gerund: shrieking

Imperative
shriek
shriek
Present
I shriek
you shriek
he/she/it shrieks
we shriek
you shriek
they shriek
Preterite
I shrieked
you shrieked
he/she/it shrieked
we shrieked
you shrieked
they shrieked
Present Continuous
I am shrieking
you are shrieking
he/she/it is shrieking
we are shrieking
you are shrieking
they are shrieking
Present Perfect
I have shrieked
you have shrieked
he/she/it has shrieked
we have shrieked
you have shrieked
they have shrieked
Past Continuous
I was shrieking
you were shrieking
he/she/it was shrieking
we were shrieking
you were shrieking
they were shrieking
Past Perfect
I had shrieked
you had shrieked
he/she/it had shrieked
we had shrieked
you had shrieked
they had shrieked
Future
I will shriek
you will shriek
he/she/it will shriek
we will shriek
you will shriek
they will shriek
Future Perfect
I will have shrieked
you will have shrieked
he/she/it will have shrieked
we will have shrieked
you will have shrieked
they will have shrieked
Future Continuous
I will be shrieking
you will be shrieking
he/she/it will be shrieking
we will be shrieking
you will be shrieking
they will be shrieking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrieking
you have been shrieking
he/she/it has been shrieking
we have been shrieking
you have been shrieking
they have been shrieking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrieking
you will have been shrieking
he/she/it will have been shrieking
we will have been shrieking
you will have been shrieking
they will have been shrieking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrieking
you had been shrieking
he/she/it had been shrieking
we had been shrieking
you had been shrieking
they had been shrieking
Conditional
I would shriek
you would shriek
he/she/it would shriek
we would shriek
you would shriek
they would shriek
Past Conditional
I would have shrieked
you would have shrieked
he/she/it would have shrieked
we would have shrieked
you would have shrieked
they would have shrieked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shriek - sharp piercing cryshriek - 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.shriek - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cryshriek - 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"
Verb1.shriek - utter a shrill cry
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
caterwaul, yowl - utter shrieks, as of cats

shriek

verb
1. scream, cry, yell, howl, wail, whoop, screech, squeal, holler She shrieked and leapt from the bed.
noun
1. scream, cry, yell, howl, wail, whoop, screech, squeal, holler a shriek of joy

shriek

noun
A long, loud, piercing cry or sound:
verb
1. To utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright:
2. To proclaim in a blatantly startling way:
Translations
صُراخ، زَعيقيَصْرُخيَصْرُخُ
ječetvřískatzaječení
=-hylhvinehylhyle
kirkaistarääkäistä
vrištati
sikít
skrækjaskrækur
悲鳴金切り声を出す
비명을 지르다
spalgi kliegtspalgs kliedziensspiedziensspiegt
zajačanie
krikvreščati
gallskrika
หวีดร้อง
feryat etmekacı acı bağırmakçığlıkferyat
thét

shriek

[ʃriːk]
A. Nchillido m, grito m agudo
a shriek of painun grito de dolor
with shrieks of laughtercon grandes carcajadas
B. VIchillar
to shriek with laughter/painchillar de risa/dolor
the colour just shrieks at youes un color de lo más chillón
C. VTgritar
"I hate you!" she shrieked-¡te odio! -gritó
to shriek abuse at sblanzar improperios contra algn

shriek

[ˈʃriːk]
ncri m perçant, cri m aigu
a shriek of pain → un cri de douleur
a shriek of delight → un cri de joie
vthurler
vipousser un cri perçant
to shriek with horror → pousser des cris d'horreur
to shriek with laughter → hurler de rire

shriek

n(schriller) Schrei; (of whistle)schriller Ton; (of brakes, hinges)Quietschen nt no pl; a shriek of pain/horrorein Schmerzens-/Schreckensschrei m; shrieks of laughterkreischendes Lachen; to give a shriekeinen schrillen Schrei ausstoßen
viaufschreien; to shriek at somebodyjdn ankreischen; to shriek with pain/horrorvor Schmerz/Entsetzen schreien; to shriek with laughtervor Lachen quietschen; to shriek outaufschreien, einen Schrei ausstoßen

shriek

[ʃriːk]
1. nstrillo
a shriek of pain → un grido di dolore
shrieks of laughter → risate fpl stridule
2. vistrillare
to shriek at sb → strillare a qn
to shriek with laughter → sbellicarsi dalle risa
3. vtstrillare

shriek

(ʃriːk) verb
to give out, or say with, a high scream or laugh. She shrieked whenever she saw a spider; shrieking with laughter.
noun
such a scream or laugh. She gave a shriek as she felt someone grab her arm; shrieks of laughter.

shriek

يَصْرُخُ vřískat hvine kreischen σκούζω chillar kirkaista crier vrištati strillare 金切り声を出す 비명을 지르다 schreeuwen hyle wrzasnąć gritar пронзительно кричать gallskrika หวีดร้อง feryat etmek thét 尖声叫喊
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What went on there, Meg could not see, but shrieks of laughter were heard, followed by the murmur of voices and a great flapping of newspapers.
Some went submissively; others with shrieks and protests as they were dragged away.
Even the weak soul who passes his days in singing is stirred by the cry, and, as he says, is 'ready to go forth to the battle' If 'twere only a battle, it would be a thing understood by us all, and easily managed; but I have heard that when such shrieks are atween heaven and 'arth, it betokens another sort of warfare
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
A muffled silence reigned, only broken at times by the shrieks of the storm.
They declared that now they knew the reason of those wild shrieks they had heard the night before.
The old fiddle squeaks and shrieks in protest, but Tamoszius has no mercy.
The house was full of cries and lamentations, shrieks and screams, servants frantically tearing their hair, throwing themselves on the ground, or running distractedly about, lamenting.
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 have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood.
Their visit was not so still as Miss Ingram's had been: we heard hysterical giggling and little shrieks proceeding from the library; and at the end of about twenty minutes they burst the door open, and came running across the hall, as if they were half-scared out of their wits.
Hareton says he wakes and shrieks in the night by the hour together, and calls you to protect him from me; and, whether you like your precious mate, or not, you must come: he's your concern now; I yield all my interest in him to you.