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Noun: shrieking  shree-king
  1. Sharp piercing cry
    "her shrieking attracted the neighbours";
    - scream, screaming, shriek, screech, screeching
  2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    - screech, screeching, shriek, scream, screaming
Verb: shriek  shreek
  1. Utter a shrill cry
    - shrill, pipe up, pipe

Derived forms: shriekings

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

Encyclopedia: Shrieking