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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

 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)]
      n 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]