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1. shriek

noun. ['ˈʃriːk'] sharp piercing cry.

Synonyms

  • screech
  • screeching
  • vociferation
  • outcry
  • yell
  • shrieking
  • cry
  • shout
  • scream
  • call

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • cheer
  • laugh
  • demobilize

Etymology

  • scrycke (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shriek

  • mozambique
  • martinique
  • electrique
  • veronique
  • nongreek
  • dominique
  • vanbeek
  • technique
  • respeak
  • mystique
  • misspeak
  • mcpeek
  • mcpeake
  • mcpeak
  • manrique
  • critique
  • bespeak
  • belgique
  • ashcreek
  • unique
  • tariq
  • streak
  • squeak
  • physique
  • oblique
  • monique
  • mediq
  • leveque
  • kmiec
  • henriquez

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A common misspelling of shriek is shreak

Sentences with shriek


1. Verb, base form
He may shriek or squeal, giving a warning.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Female mourners would wear their hair down, tear or scratch at themselves, and shriek or wail.

Quotes about shriek


1. Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.
- Santōka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda

2. shriek

verb. ['ˈʃriːk'] utter a shrill cry.

Synonyms

  • pipe up
  • shout out
  • squall
  • yowl
  • hollo
  • yell
  • holler
  • cry
  • shout
  • caterwaul
  • scream
  • call
  • shrill

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • mild
  • unsensational
  • regularity

Etymology

  • scrycke (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shriek

noun. ['ˈʃriːk'] a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry.

Synonyms

  • screaming
  • screeching
  • scream
  • shrieking
  • screech

Antonyms

  • put option
  • contraindicate
  • low
  • colorless

Etymology

  • scrycke (Middle English (1100-1500))
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