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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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He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
We heard shrieks and yells, and soon a woman came running and crying; and see- ing our group, she flung herself into our midst and begged for protection.
She feared not more for herself than for the three men whom she knew to be wandering in the abysmal depths of the savage jungle, from which she now heard issuing the almost incessant shrieks and roars, barkings and growlings of its terrifying and fearsome denizens as they sought their prey.
Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house, rousing the women.
With a shriek that might have been heard at Lewes she dropped the dish upon the stone floor, and, turning, ran, still shrieking at the top of her lungs, straight for the great dining hall.
Not a shriek, not a scream, Scarcely even a howl or a groan, As the man they called "Ho
she shrieked, not looking at him, as though this shriek were called up by physical pain.
Too much horrified to speak, They can only shriek, shriek, Out of tune, In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire, In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire, Leaping higher, higher, higher, With a desperate desire, And a resolute endeavor Now - now to sit, or never, By the side of the pale-faced moon.
A single shriek such as they had heard the night before would have been sufficient to have sent them all racing madly for the narrow cleft that led through the great walls to the outer world.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid smell of scorching cloth.
The hare tried to get through the fence; it was too thick, and she turned sharp round to make for the road, but it was too late; the dogs were upon her with their wild cries; we heard one shriek, and that was the end of her.