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Meaning & Definition of Shriek in English

English

Shriek

/ʃrik/

noun

1. Sharp piercing cry

  • "Her screaming attracted the neighbors"
    synonym:
  • scream
  • ,
  • screaming
  • ,
  • shriek
  • ,
  • shrieking
  • ,
  • screech
  • ,
  • screeching

2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

  • "He ducked at the screechings of shells"
  • "He heard the scream of the brakes"
    synonym:
  • screech
  • ,
  • screeching
  • ,
  • shriek
  • ,
  • shrieking
  • ,
  • scream
  • ,
  • screaming

verb

1. Utter a shrill cry

    synonym:
  • shriek
  • ,
  • shrill
  • ,
  • pipe up
  • ,
  • pipe