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shriek

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to cry out loudly and emotionally
  • the children shrieked with excitement

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shriek

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of shriek (Entry 2 of 2)

as in scream, squeal

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The first known use of shriek was in the 15th century

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“Shriek.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shriek. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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