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shriek

noun [C] uk   /ʃriːk/ us  
a short, loud, high cry, especially one produced suddenly as an expression of a powerful emotion: shrieks of delight He suddenly let out a piercing shriek.

shriek

verb [I or T] uk   /ʃriːk/ us  
to make such a cry: We shrieked with laughter when we realized how stupid we'd been. I tried to apologize, but he just shrieked abuse at me. [+ speech] "Don't you dare do that ever again!" she shrieked.
Translations of “shriek”
in Spanish chillar, gritar…
in French hurler, pousser un cri…
in German kreischen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尖叫…
in Russian пронзительно кричать…
in Turkish çığlık atmak, acı acı bağırmak, feryat etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尖叫…
in Polish piszczeć, wrzeszczeć…
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