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shriek

2 noun
     
Related topics: Textures, Sounds
shriek2 [countable]
CS a loud high sound made because you are frightened, excited, angry etc [= scream]
shriek of
a shriek of laughter
with a shriek
With a shriek of delight, Jean hugged Maggie.
give/let out a shriek
Ella let out a piercing shriek.

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