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Definition 1: sharp piercing cry - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where shrieking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her screaming attracted the neighbors

Synonyms for shrieking in the sense of this definition

(shrieking is a kind of ...) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Definition 2: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry - [noun denoting event]

Samples where shrieking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ducked at the screechings of shells
  • he heard the scream of the brakes

Synonyms for shrieking in the sense of this definition

(shrieking is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

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