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noun as in high-pitched scream

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The audience inside the theater shrieked and sometimes clapped.

There is no more prized scalp” he shrieked—and he invested the word “scalp” with blood-curdling intensity—“than mine!

Tornado sirens shrieked briefly, but a tornado warning was eventually lifted.

Spider shrieked, as the nervous youngsters tried to make their way to a police officer.

So they bore Spotted Snake away with them in the canoe, while the Dogtown gang shrieked farewells from the old landing.

As each left the gun it shrieked overhead, while the flash could be seen long before the report reached the ear.

She careened so badly that the girls shrieked and Malcolm himself thought she would turn turtle.

The sword fell from his hand, and Valerie shrieked aloud, thinking the battle at an end.

On the Surrey shore whistles shrieked, and endless moving chains sent up their monstrous clangor into the night.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrieked, such as: squawk, wail, screech, whoop, howl, and squeal.

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