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English noun: shrieking

1. shrieking (communication) sharp piercing cry


SamplesHer screaming attracted the neighbors.


Synonymsscream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

2. shrieking (event) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry


SamplesHe ducked at the screechings of shells.
He heard the scream of the brakes.


Synonymsscream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek


Broader (hypernym)noise









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