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Synonyms for shriek
ʃrik

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching(noun)

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

    Synonyms:
    screaming, belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, screech, scream, shrieking, riot, screeching, wow, thigh-slapper

  2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming(verb)

    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

    "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"

    Synonyms:
    thigh-slapper, screaming, belly laugh, scream, howler, screech, shrieking, riot, screeching, wow, sidesplitter

  3. shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipe(verb)

    utter a shrill cry

    Synonyms:
    pipe, shrill, pipe up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shriek(v)

    To call is to send out the voice in order to attract another's attention, either by word or by inarticulate utterance. Animals call their mates, or their young; a man calls his dog, his horse, etc. The sense is extended to include summons by bell, or any signal. To shout is to call or exclaim with the fullest volume of sustained voice; to scream is to utter a shriller cry; to shriek or to yell refers to that which is louder and wilder still. We shout words; in screaming, shrieking, or yelling there is often no attempt at articulation. To bawl is to utter senseless, noisy cries, as of a child in pain or anger. Bellow and roar are applied to the utterances of animals, and only contemptuously to those of persons. To clamor is to utter with noisy iteration; it applies also to the confused cries of a multitude. To vociferate is commonly applied to loud and excited speech where there is little besides the exertion of voice. In exclaiming, the utterance may not be strikingly, tho somewhat, above the ordinary tone and pitch; we may exclaim by mere interjections, or by connected words, but always by some articulate utterance. To ejaculate is to throw out brief, disconnected, but coherent utterances of joy, regret, and especially of appeal, petition, prayer; the use of such devotional utterances has received the special name of "ejaculatory prayer." To cry out is to give forth a louder and more excited utterance than in exclaiming or calling; one often exclaims with sudden joy as well as sorrow; if he cries out, it is oftener in grief or agony. In the most common colloquial usage, to cry is to express grief or pain by weeping or sobbing. One may exclaim, cry out, or ejaculate with no thought of others' presence; when he calls, it is to attract another's attention.

    Synonyms:
    bawl, bellow, call, clamor, cry (out), ejaculate, exclaim, roar, scream, shout, vociferate, yell

    Antonyms:
    be silent, be still, hark, hearken, hush, list, listen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shriek(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    scream, screech, yell

  2. shriek(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scream, screech, yell, shrill cry

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shriek(n)

    Synonyms:
    screech, yell, scream

How to pronounce shriek?

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How to say shriek in sign language?

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How to use shriek in a sentence?

  1. Karlie Allen:

    I'm across the room, and I hear a shriek and a thud.

Images & Illustrations of shriek

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