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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror