"shriek" in the noun sense
1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching
sharp piercing cry
"her screaming attracted the neighbors"
2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming
a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
"he ducked at the screechings of shells"
"he heard the scream of the brakes"
"shriek" in the verb sense
1. shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe
utter a shrill cry
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