verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of shriek
Synonyms for shriek
Examples from the Web for shrieky
Historical Examples of shrieky
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.
Omnipotence of droning, edged with shrieky squealing, which fills the Universe, not at all in a melodious way.
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.