Definition Of shriek


a high-pitched piercing cry or sound; a scream.

shrieks of laughter

utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement.

the audience shrieked with laughter

Example Of shriek

  • A prisoner at the Kholodnaya Gora prison had to stuff his ears with bread before sleeping on account of the shrieks of women being interrogated.

  • Alex lets out a small shriek , interrupting my thoughts.

  • Alexis screamed in fear and panic, the piercing shriek echoing throughout the empty library.

  • As more and more woke up, a rising chorus of shrieks for help shook hoarfrost from the vaulted stones, and eventually called help.

  • Chehl tried to get free, shrieking in pain and terror, but he couldn't break loose.

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