verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of shriek
Examples from the Web for shrieking
Presumably there will be a great deal of jumping up and down excitedly and shrieking delightedly.
Her shrieking voice is distinct from all other sounds that you have heard or will ever hear.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remember when everyone was shrieking at each other like wild banshees with rabies on those early seasons of The Real World?In Praise of ‘Dating Naked’ and the Glorious Rise of Butts on Reality TV|Kevin Fallon|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As luck would have it, we avoided those arctic storms with shrieking winds.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After allowing his lesser-known rapper friend, the shrieking Psycho Egyptian, to stall until he was ready, Blanco takes the stage.Don’t Call It Gay Rap: Le1f’s Transition From YouTube to the Main Stage|Caitlin Dickson|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The shrieking whistle tore at her ears with the vibration of a familiar voice.Their Son; The Necklace|Eduardo Zamacois
And now he came hurrying out of the house, shrieking commands and curses at the combatants.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
They had lost Madame Careni-Amori, who was behind them, shrieking a command through a port-hole to her maid.West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
Alberich enters from a side cleft dragging after him the shrieking Mime.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
Over went the boat, and we were all thrown here and there, shrieking in vain for aid, among the foaming mass of broken waters.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
Word Origin for shriek
16c. variant of scrycke (c.1200), from Old Norse skrækja "to screech" (see screech), probably of imitative origin. Related: Shrieked; shrieking. The noun is attested from 1580s, from the verb.