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All day we've heard the band with its drums and trombones and shrieky music.

Omnipotence of droning, edged with shrieky squealing, which fills the Universe, not at all in a melodious way.

From the depths of the gamut to the shrieky top again,—a droning that has something of porcine or wild-boar character.

WORD ORIGIN

16c. variant of scrycke (c.1200), from Old Norse skrækja "to screech" (see screech), probably of imitative origin. Related: Shrieked; shrieking. The noun is attested from 1580s, from the verb.

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