Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shriek
IPA transcription: [ʃɹ'ik]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching
    Meaning: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
  • Synonyms: screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming
    Meaning: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shriek, shrill, pipe_up, pipe
    Meaning: utter a shrill cry
Usage examples
  • That's the way to shriek."
  • Cecily gave a shriek and ran out of the wood.
  • Not even a shriek!" And excitedly tingled his bell.
  • He gave a shriek of dismay, and sprang up in search of the wanderers.
  • She used to shriek with rage when Dick stared at her between half-closed eyes.
  • He had far sterner things to do than shriek his heart out over a woman in an alien star.
  • The sergeant thrust his needle-gun through the glass, and the man sprang to his feet with a shriek.
  • Then a shriek indescribable broke out of him of a sudden, and he flung up his arms like a lost spirit.
  • The portress raised her eyes, and stood there with gaping mouth, and a shriek which she confined to her throat.
  • Not a shriek, not a scream, Scarcely even a howl or a groan, As the man they called "Ho!" told his story of woe In an antediluvian tone.