- 1 [intransitive] to give a loud, high shout, for example when you are excited, frightened, or in pain synonym scream shriek (in something) She shrieked in fright. shriek with something The audience was shrieking with laughter. shriek at somebody
- 2[transitive] to say something in a loud, high voice synonym scream shriek something (at somebody) He shrieked her name as he fell. She was shrieking abuse at them as they carried her off. + speech “Look out!” he shrieked.
NAmE//ʃrik//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shriek
he / she / it shrieks
past simple shrieked
-ing form shrieking