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Definition of 'shrieking'

See also: shriek 


  1. sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
       Synonyms: scream screaming shriek screech screeching
  2. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
       Synonyms: screech screeching shriek scream screaming


  1. loud and sustained; shrill and piercing; "hordes of screaming fans"; "a screaming jet plane"; "a screaming fury of sound"; "a screeching parrot"; "screeching brakes"; "a horde of shrieking fans"; "shrieking winds"
       Synonyms: screaming screeching

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