What does shriek mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching(noun)

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

  2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming(verb)

    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

    "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"

  3. shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe(verb)

    utter a shrill cry

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

    Etymology: Cognate to Swedish skrika (skrik), German schreien (Schrei), both with the same meaning, and Albanian grykë.

  2. 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.

    Etymology: Cognate to Swedish skrika (skrik), German schreien (Schrei), both with the same meaning, and Albanian grykë.

  3. shriek(Verb)

    To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.

    Etymology: Cognate to Swedish skrika (skrik), German schreien (Schrei), both with the same meaning, and Albanian grykë.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

    Etymology: [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E. screech. See Screech, and cf. Screak.]

  2. Shriek(verb)

    to utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks

    Etymology: [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E. screech. See Screech, and cf. Screak.]

  3. 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

    Etymology: [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E. screech. See Screech, and cf. Screak.]

Freebase

  1. Shriek

    Shriek is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the Marvel Comics universe. She is an enemy of Spider-Man. She was created by Tom DeFalco, Mike W. Barr, Terry Kavanagh, Ron Lim, Jerry Bingham, and Mark Bagley and first appeared in Spider-Man Unlimited volume 1 #1.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shriek

    shrēk, v.i. to utter a shriek: to scream.—v.t. to utter shriekingly.—n. the shrill outcry caused by terror or anguish—(Spens.) Schriech, Shright, Shrike.—ns. Shriek′er; Shriek′-owl (same as Screech-owl). [Screech.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. shriek

    See excl. Occasional CMU usage, also in common use among APL fans and mathematicians, especially category theorists.

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  1. hikers

  2. shrike

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shriek in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shriek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shriek in a Sentence

  1. Karlie Allen:

    I'm across the room, and I hear a shriek and a thud.

Images & Illustrations of shriek

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