shrieks

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shriek \Shriek\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shrieked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrieking}.] [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E. screech. See {Screech}, and cf. {Screak}.] To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or anguish.

It was the owl that shrieked. --Shak.

At this she shrieked aloud; the mournful train Echoed her grief. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shriek \Shriek\, verb (used with an object) To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.

On top whereof aye dwelt the ghostly owl, Shrieking his baleful note. --Spenser.

She shrieked his name To the dark woods. --Moore.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shriek \Shriek\, noun A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.

Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town. --Dryden.

{Shriek owl}. (Zool.) (a) The screech owl. (b) The swift; -- so called from its cry.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

shriek

noun

1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors" [syn: {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" [syn: {screech}, {screeching}, {shriek}, {shrieking}, {scream}, {screaming}]

verb

1: utter a shrill cry [syn: {shriek}, {shrill}, {pipe up}, {pipe}]


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