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shriek·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screechingnoun

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

  2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screamingnoun

    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

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

Wiktionary

  1. shriekingnoun

    A sound that shrieks.

    The shriekings of the tossing wind. uE000270587uE001 Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Wikipedia

  1. shrieking

    A scream is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal cords with greater force than is used in regular or close-distance vocalisation. This can be performed by any creature possessing lungs, including humans. A scream is often an instinctive or reflex action, with a strong emotional aspect, like fear, pain, annoyance, surprise, joy, excitement, anger, etc.

ChatGPT

  1. shrieking

    Shrieking is the act of uttering a loud, high-pitched and often involuntary sound, typically as a response to extreme fear, pain, surprise, or excitement. It can also refer to the sound itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrieking

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrieking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrieking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shrieking in a Sentence

  1. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

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