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  • nounhigh-pitched scream
  • verbscream shrilly

synonyms for shriek

  • howl
  • screech
  • squawk
  • squeal
  • wail
  • whoop
  • blare
  • cry
  • shout
  • shrill
  • yell
See also synonyms for: shrieked / shrieker / shrieking / shrieky
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How to use shriek in a sentence

Particularly striking was a harsh sound that changed pitch quickly and unpredictably—qualities also heard in the alarm shrieks, fear screams, and panic calls of mammals and birds.
THESE HONEYBEES HAVE A SURPRISINGLY FIERCE BATTLE CRYKATE BAGGALEYNOVEMBER 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
After a recent day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia, I can assure them that a piece of fabric does not muffle shrieks.
THEME PARKS AIM TO KEEP VISITORS SAFE — AND SCREAMINGANDREA SACHSMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The night of the downpour we slept under a hardware-store tarp in a patch of skunkweed near the river, and I stayed awake listening to the wind in case it ramped up to that high shriek that means treetops are going to start snapping.
SEBASTIAN JUNGER ON WALKING AMERICA’S RAILROADSSEBASTIAN JUNGERMAY 19, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
As she peered into the face of Dr. Ashton, her own was scarlet and yellow, and her voice rose to a shriek.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He was hurrying towards the corner of the palace grounds when a shriek from Winifred set his teeth on edge.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Now under the ivy-laden branches of a tall old tree an owl startles them with its shriek.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Then a moan, then a howl and a shriek arose which reached from group to group, from house to house, from square to forest.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
Above the uproar of the reeling earth the shriek of the train sounded in his deafened ears.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
But before he reached it there was the shriek of a whistle, a violent shock, and he was hurled heavily into the opposite seat.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The Lanercost writer goes near to justifying Scott's remarkable expression, 'steeds that shriek in agony.'
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
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WORDS RELATED TO SHRIEK

  • bark
  • bellow
  • bluster
  • call
  • cheer
  • clamor
  • holler
  • howl
  • roar
  • rout
  • scream
  • screech
  • shout
  • shriek
  • vociferate
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