Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shriek.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shriek.

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Examples

  • In the background was the pleasant murmur of many voices, laughter, excited shrieks from the riders on the rumbling roller-coaster.

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  • The 25th-ranked Lee elicited whoops and shrieks from the hundred or so American fans on hand as he defeated Gael Touya of France, Rafal Sznajder of Poland and Alexey Yakimenko of Ukraine on his way to the final four.

    USATODAY.com - Lee wins bronze in men's saber

  • The flame ran along the shallow trench, and, amid a chorus of shrieks from the Germans who scattered in all directions, the fire reached the barrel.

    The Boy Scouts on the Trail

  • Indeed, lady, when I heard your shrieks from the opposite side of the chasm, I thought they might proceed from this poor boy's sister, and I flew to restore them to each other.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Perhaps because Mary was always either consciously or subconsciously listening for the recalling shrieks of the abandoned and disprized gift of God.

    New Faces

  • They were the first to yield to panic, however, and now their shrieks were the loudest and their efforts to escape out of the deadly range of the guns the most frantic.

    An Original Belle

  • As these crossed the direct line of my vision they affected me as forms; but upon passing to my side their images impressed me with the idea of shrieks, groans, and other dismal expressions of terror, of horror, or of wo.

    Tales.

  • As these crossed the direct line of my vision they affected me as forms; but upon passing to my side their images impressed me with the idea of shrieks, groans, and other dismal expressions of terror, of horror, or of woe.

    The Colloquy of Monos and Una

  • A wide range of vocal techniques is used, from low pitch death growls to mid-range black metal shrieks, which is evident in tracks such as

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  • Ms. Larcher De Brito's sounds, variously termed as "shrieks," "wails" and "grunts," have caused a kafuffle in professional tennis of John McEnroe proportions.

    Roger I. Abrams: The Sound and the Fury

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