Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shriek.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror

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Examples

  • Rusty, upon hearing his name shrieked by a giddy mom that would be me, looked up and obliged us with a smile.

    Chicken Soup for The Soul : Moms & Sons

  • Sir Vindex — nose, spectacles, gown, and all; and in his hand a brandished rod, while out of his mouth a label shrieked after the runaways, “You come back!” while a similar label replied from the gallant bark, “Good-bye, master!” the shoving and tittering rose to such a pitch that Cerberus awoke, and demanded sternly what the noise was about.

    Westward Ho!

  • Vindex -- nose, spectacles, gown, and all; and in his hand a brandished rod, while out of his mouth a label shrieked after the runaways,

    Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth

  • A sudden cry from her and his name shrieked out wildly made him turn in alarm.

    The Jungle Girl

  • Then all at once he landed all-fours on a cart before the flaming stack, greeted by fishhorns and rattles, his name shrieked out in a wild acclaim.

    The Varmint

  • The sound of his name shrieked in a woman's voice.

    The Forfeit

  • Tyee shook him till he shrieked from the pain of his hurts.

    The Sunlanders

  • What if I should see horrible things in my future, things I could not prevent or delay – sickness, slow and painful death, our family’s home spouting with white fire while tethered animals shrieked from the barn and my brothers sobbed and hid in the house?

    Broken Places « A Fly in Amber

  • The sword shrieked with a shock that numbed his shoulder, echoed through clenched teeth, but the power of his arm turned aside the onrushing blade.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Bloodstone - Karl Edward Wagner

  • On the Avenida 16 de Julio, in the snarl of cars and trucks trailing paper streamers, I started hyperventilating and sat dizzy on the sidewalk coning my hands over my mouth as horns and catcalls shrieked all around me.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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