verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of shriek
Examples from the Web for shrieky
Omnipotence of droning, edged with shrieky squealing, which fills the Universe, not at all in a melodious way.
All day we've heard the band with its drums and trombones and shrieky music.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
From the depths of the gamut to the shrieky top again,—a droning that has something of porcine or wild-boar character.
British Dictionary definitions for shrieky
Word Origin for shriek
Word Origin and History for shrieky
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.