Shriek Shriek, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shrieked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrieking}.] [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E. screech. See {Screech}, and cf. {Screak}.] To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or anguish. [1913 Webster]

It was the owl that shrieked. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

At this she shrieked aloud; the mournful train Echoed her grief. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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