Definitions

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  • adv. With a shrieking sound.

Etymologies

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shrieking +‎ -ly

Examples

  • A previously unknown letter has surfaced, detailing the "shriekingly funny" Dreadnought hoax of 7 February 1910, when members of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists donned beards and costumes to disguise themselves as Abyssinian princes and gained access to the pride of the British naval fleet.

    How a bearded Virginia Woolf and her band of 'jolly savages' hoaxed the navy

  • What becomes shriekingly clear after you publish a book is this: Nobody cares as much as you do.

    Holly Robinson: A Writer's First Year: "Do Not Snort on NPR" and Other Tips for Flogging Your Book

  • Hugh Grant as one of the two front members of an 80s pop band was shriekingly, peek-through-your-fingers gigglingly funny, and the songs they did were OMG perfect.

    charmed :)

  • You dingbats have made that abundantly, adamantly, relentlessly, shriekingly clear for years.

    Abortion "debate?" What abortion "debate?"

  • His first compromise comes when backing is supplied by mobster Nick Valenti (Joe Viterelli), on the condition that his singularly untalented, shriekingly nasal girlfriend Olive (Jennifer Tilly) gets cast in the play.

    Dying For A Broadway Hit

  • It builds to a shriekingly funny (and scary) revelation and a dénouement so brilliant it's almost demonic.

    GreenCine Daily: Interview. Eugene Levy and Christopher Guest.

  • The superb choir always does something special for such a feast and today was no exception - but the Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei were all by a modern composer and shriekingly unattractive.

    London on a summer Sunday...

  • Sorry, Auntie, but I can't understand why you would call Judith Bingham's Mass "shriekingly unattractive".

    London on a summer Sunday...

  • One wonders just how shriekingly childish you need to be to find that amusing.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • And yet, curiously, those members of Canada's Wingnut Patrol who are so shriekingly concerned about the mental anguish of women who chose to have an abortion are, to the best of my knowledge, utterly unconcerned about cosmetic surgery fatalities or other disasters.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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