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shriek

 
 
pronunciation:
shrik
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a loud shrill cry of fear, joy, or surprise.
She let out a shriek when I jumped out from behind the door.
synonyms:
scream, squeal
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shrieks, shrieking, shrieked
definition: to make a loud shrill cry.
The parrots shrieked at us from the trees.
synonyms:
scream
similar words:
cry, holler, screech, squawk, squeal, whoop, yell
derivations: shrieky (adj.), shriekingly (adv.), shrieker (n.)
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