Shriek - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃriːk|  American pronunciation of the word shriek
Brit.  |ʃriːk|  British pronunciation of the word shriek


- sharp piercing cry (syn: scream, screaming, screech)
- a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry (syn: scream, screaming, screech)


- utter a shrill cry (syn: pipe, pipe up, shrill)

Extra examples

The birds were shrieking in the trees.

She shrieked when she saw a mouse.

The whistle shrieked.

She shrieked out a warning just in time to avoid a nasty accident.

They were dragged from their homes, shrieking and weeping.

He shrieked in agony.

A group of students were shrieking with laughter.

'I'm pregnant,' she shrieked.

'I'll kill you,' Anne shrieked at him.

With a shriek of delight, Jean hugged Maggie.

Ella let out a piercing shriek.

When the door burst open, she let out an involuntary shriek.

Suddenly he lanced a horrid shriek.

A piercing shriek cut through the silence.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shriek
he/she/it: shrieks
present participle: shrieking
past tense: shrieked
past participle: shrieked
singular: shriek
plural: shrieks
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