Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shriek.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shritch.
  • n. A shriek or shrieking; sobbing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of shriek.
  • n. A shriek; shrieking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete preterit of shriek.
  • n. Shrieking; sobbing.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, preterite of shriek or shrike.

Examples

  • Call on me in my grave, and hear my bones * Sigh their responses to the shright of you:

    Arabian nights. English

  • The gate was arched like a great hall and over walls and roof ramped vines with grapes of many colours; the red like rubies and the black like ebonies; and beyond it lay a bower of trelliced boughs growing fruits single and composite, and small birds on branches sang with melodious recite, and the thousand-noted nightingale shrilled with her varied shright; the turtle with her cooing filled the site; the blackbird whistled like human wight47 and the ring-dove moaned like a drinker in grievous plight.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The gate was arched like a great hall and over walls and roof ramped vines with grapes of many colours; the red like rubies and the black like ebonies; and beyond it lay a bower of trelliced boughs growing fruits single and composite, and small birds on branches sang with melodious recite, and the thousand-noted nightingale shrilled with her varied shright; the turtle with her cooing filled the site; the blackbird whistled like human wight [FN#47] and the ring-dove moaned like a drinker in grievous plight.

    Arabian nights. English

  • And clasping the youth to the breast of him, * Kissed his cheek a - shrieking the shrillest shright. [

    Arabian nights. English

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