Part of speech: verb

To utter with a shrick; utter a shriek.

Part of speech: noun

A sharp, shrill outcry; a scream.

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Usage examples "shriek":

  1. I heard my mother's shriek of frantic despair, and my father shouted to her to hold on for her life, while he dragged forward the horses, whose feet almost the next moment must have touched the firm ground. - "With Axe and Rifle", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I awoke with a shriek, and started upward. - "The Boy Tar", Mayne Reid.
  3. Such a shriek as she gave! - "Nine Little Goslings", Susan Coolidge.