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Noun: shriek  shreek
  1. Sharp piercing cry
    - scream, screaming, shrieking, screech, screeching
     
  2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    - screech, screeching, shrieking, scream, screaming
Verb: shriek  shreek
  1. Utter a shrill cry
    - shrill, pipe up, pipe

Derived forms: shrieks, shrieking, shrieked

See also: shrieked

Type of: call, cry, holler, hollo [non-standard], noise, outcry, scream, shout, shout out, squall, vociferation, yell

Encyclopedia: Shriek