Associations to the word «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.
SHRIEK, noun. (UK) (slang) An exclamation mark.
SHRIEK, verb. 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.
SHRIEK, verb. To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.
SHRIEK OWL, noun. The screech owl.
SHRIEK OWL, noun. The swift; so called from its cry.
SHRIEK OWLS, noun. Plural of shriek owl

Dictionary definition

SHRIEK, noun. Sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors".
SHRIEK, noun. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes".
SHRIEK, verb. Utter a shrill cry.

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