AskDefine | Define shrieking

Dictionary Definition

shrieking adj : 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" [syn: screaming(a), screeching(a), shrieking(a)]

Noun

1 sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors" [syn: 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" [syn: screech, screeching, shriek, scream, screaming]

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Verb

shrieking
  1. present participle of shriek

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