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Definition of Shriek


  1. 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.
  2. To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.
  3. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.

Shriek Translations

shriek in German is Schrei, kreischen
shriek in Latin is quiritatio
shriek in Spanish is chillido
shriek in Swedish is tjuta, skrik, tjut