Definitions

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  • adj. Inclined to shriek, or characterised by shrieks.

Etymologies

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shriek +‎ -y

Examples

  • I'd so much rather be calm and graceful, rather than annoying and shrieky, which is how my gut tells me to react!!!

    Jig

  • On Monday, Feb. 25, Lorraine Bracco — who around here is still better known as the shrieky wife in GoodFellas than for her role as the shrink with a smoky voice on The Sopranos — threw a launch party for her new line of wines at the Hard Rock Café on Broadway and 43rd Street.

    Bracco Gets Blotto! <i>Sopranos</i> Stars Sip 'n' Sass With Good Ol' Lorraine

  • Rather than be a "shrieky" I'm-a-Republican or I'm-a-Democrat show as many of his rivals on the cable news dial are, he said he'd prefer unlocking the people, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum.

    CNN's Piers Morgan Is Ready To Be King. Just Ask Him. - Lacey Rose - Moneywood - Forbes

  • If the people who used to call Carly "shrieky" are the same ones calling Adam "pitch-perfect", I'm going to shoot somebody.

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • Then she sent an underling, who appeared only upon the condition that EZRA LEVANT NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK. [shrieky emphasis in original]

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I am tired of listening to that shrill, shrieky, whiney, screechy voice anyhow.

    Obama brushes off Palin on nuclear deal

  • The shrieky commentator who has called Lynch every name in the book in a ceaseless spew of invective for the last year and a half?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Until I see you even once denounce the shrieky eliminationism that is the stock-in-trade of your political coreligionists -- some examples are compiled here, and there are several more recent ones -- I, for one, can do without your Pecksniffian faux-outrage about a throwaway and self-contradictory Twitter comment.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Now our good friend shlemazl, that indefatigable propagandist who likes to invade progressive comboxes with shrieky cries of outrage when Israel is criticized, and who denounces bloggers as racists from the safety of his own site, has taken things a step further.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • In her characteristically shrieky way, Kay dismisses the idea that these killings should be included in the wider category of domestic violence, claiming that "liberals" are engaging in man-hatred by doing so.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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