shriek


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Synonyms for shriek

Synonyms for shriek

a long, loud, piercing cry or sound

to utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright

to proclaim in a blatantly startling way

Synonyms for shriek

a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

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Now Baleka was very clever: she did not shriek, as most girls would have done.
Too much horrified to speak, They can only shriek, shriek, Out of tune, In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire, In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire, Leaping higher, higher, higher, With a desperate desire, And a resolute endeavor Now - now to sit, or never, By the side of the pale-faced moon.
When she was halfway across the room there came a great shriek from the wind, and the house shook so hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly upon the floor.
At the same moment a girl's shriek rang out behind me and an instant later, as the blacks fell upon me.
With a loud shriek of fear the Holy Hekkador grasped frantically at that menacing arm.
The noise of some great body crashing through the underbrush so close beside him, and the sound of that bloodcurdling shriek from above, tested Clayton's courage to the limit; but he could not know that it was to that very voice he owed his life, nor that the creature who hurled it forth was his own cousin--the real Lord Greystoke.
Then, these men, already choked with horror at the sight of what had been accomplished, filled with terror at thought of what was about to be accomplished, gave out a simultaneous shriek of agony.
She was about to make some reply when a fearful shriek broke from the lips of the Lotharian.
With a shriek that might have been heard at Lewes she dropped the dish upon the stone floor, and, turning, ran, still shrieking at the top of her lungs, straight for the great dining hall.
A single shriek such as they had heard the night before would have been sufficient to have sent them all racing madly for the narrow cleft that led through the great walls to the outer world.
She threw up her arms and with a shriek fell backward insensible.
When he came to himself, he began to cry and shriek at the top of his lungs, stamping his feet on the ground and wailing all the while:
she shrieked, not looking at him, as though this shriek were called up by physical pain.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid smell of scorching cloth.
Three" came more slowly, and with it the sword swung downward, and Maggie gave a loud shriek.