1 [intransitive] to give a loud high shout, for example when you are excited, frightened or in pain shriek (in something) She shrieked in fright. shriek with something The audience was shrieking with laughter. shriek at somebody (figurative) The answer shrieked at her (= was very obvious).2 [transitive] to say something in a loud, high voice 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.