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shriek

shriek

 
 
pronunciation:
shrik
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud shrill cry, such as the call of certain birds or a human outcry of fear, joy, or surprise.
synonyms:
scream, squeal
similar words:
shrill
definition 2: any loud shrill sound.
the shriek of metal scraping against metal
synonyms:
screech, shrill
similar words:
blast, scream
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shrieked, shrieking, shrieks
definition: to utter or emit a shriek.
synonyms:
scream
similar words:
blast, cry, holler, screech, shrill, squall, squawk, squeal, whoop, yell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter or emit with a shriek.
The crowd shrieked insults at the umpire.
synonyms:
scream
similar words:
holler, screech, shrill, squawk, squeal, whoop, yell
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derivations: shrieky (adj.), shriekingly (adv.), shrieker (n.)
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