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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A high-pitched scream usually expressed as the result of fear.

Usage examples (39)
  • If you see a mouse, you're very likely to shriek.
  • One sharp wild shriek is heard – and all is still!
  • But the shriek from the bed was not that of a man, but a boy.
  • So from you arch liberals to the arch conservatives, the shriek is the same. for more
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