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shriek



Pronunciation: (shrēk), [key]
n.
1. a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
2. a loud, high sound of laughter.
3. any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle.

v.i.
1. to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry, as birds.
2. to cry out sharply in a high voice: to shriek with pain.
3. to utter loud, high-pitched sounds in laughing.
4. (of a musical instrument, a whistle, the wind, etc.) to give forth a loud, shrill sound.

v.t.
to utter in a shriek: to shriek defiance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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