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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shriek /ˈʃrik, ||ˈsrik/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shriek v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shrieked p. pr. & vb. n. Shrieking.]  To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or anguish.
    It was the owl that shrieked.   --Shak.
 At this she shrieked aloud; the mournful train
 Echoed her grief.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shriek v. t. To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.
 On top whereof aye dwelt the ghostly owl,
 Shrieking his baleful note.   --Spenser.
 She shrieked his name
 To the dark woods.   --Moore.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shriek, n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.
    Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town.   --Dryden.
 Shriek owl. Zool. (a) The screech owl. (b) The swift; -- so called from its cry.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
           [syn: scream, screaming, shrieking, 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, shrieking, scream,
      v : utter a shrill cry [syn: shrill, pipe up, pipe]