|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
to make a very high loud sound, especially because you are afraid, angry, excited, or in pain [= scream]:
They were dragged from their homes, shrieking and weeping.
He shrieked in agony.
A group of students were shrieking with laughter.
to say something in a high loud voice because you are excited, afraid, or angry [= scream]:
'I'm pregnant,' she shrieked.
'I'll kill you,' Anne shrieked at him.