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Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique.
Leonard Bacon

Meaning of "shriek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHRIEK

Probably from Old Norse skrækja to screech1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHRIEK

shriek  [ʃriːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHRIEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shriek is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb shriek in English.

WHAT DOES SHRIEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shriek

Shriek may refer to: ▪ A kind of vociferation, especially a loud scream ▪ a slang term for the exclamation mark, used in some computing and mathematical contexts, such as and being called shriek maps. ▪ Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, a 2000 comedy film ▪ Shriek, a Marvel Comics character ▪ Shriek, a villain in the DC animated universe's Batman Beyond ▪ a book in the Strange Matter series...

Definition of shriek in the English dictionary

The definition of shriek in the dictionary is a shrill and piercing cry. Other definition of shriek is to produce or utter in a shrill piercing tone.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHRIEK

PRESENT

Present
I shriek
you shriek
he/she/it shrieks
we shriek
you shriek
they shriek
Present continuous
I am shrieking
you are shrieking
he/she/it is shrieking
we are shrieking
you are shrieking
they are shrieking
Present perfect
I have shrieked
you have shrieked
he/she/it has shrieked
we have shrieked
you have shrieked
they have shrieked
Present perfect continuous
I have been shrieking
you have been shrieking
he/she/it has been shrieking
we have been shrieking
you have been shrieking
they have been shrieking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shrieked
you shrieked
he/she/it shrieked
we shrieked
you shrieked
they shrieked
Past continuous
I was shrieking
you were shrieking
he/she/it was shrieking
we were shrieking
you were shrieking
they were shrieking
Past perfect
I had shrieked
you had shrieked
he/she/it had shrieked
we had shrieked
you had shrieked
they had shrieked
Past perfect continuous
I had been shrieking
you had been shrieking
he/she/it had been shrieking
we had been shrieking
you had been shrieking
they had been shrieking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will shriek
you will shriek
he/she/it will shriek
we will shriek
you will shriek
they will shriek
Future continuous
I will be shrieking
you will be shrieking
he/she/it will be shrieking
we will be shrieking
you will be shrieking
they will be shrieking
Future perfect
I will have shrieked
you will have shrieked
he/she/it will have shrieked
we will have shrieked
you will have shrieked
they will have shrieked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shrieking
you will have been shrieking
he/she/it will have been shrieking
we will have been shrieking
you will have been shrieking
they will have been shrieking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would shriek
you would shriek
he/she/it would shriek
we would shriek
you would shriek
they would shriek
Conditional continuous
I would be shrieking
you would be shrieking
he/she/it would be shrieking
we would be shrieking
you would be shrieking
they would be shrieking
Conditional perfect
I would have shriek
you would have shriek
he/she/it would have shriek
we would have shriek
you would have shriek
they would have shriek
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shrieking
you would have been shrieking
he/she/it would have been shrieking
we would have been shrieking
you would have been shrieking
they would have been shrieking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you shriek
we let´s shriek
you shriek
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to shriek
Past participle
shrieked
Present Participle
shrieking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHRIEK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creak
kriːk
creek
kriːk
ecofreak
ˈiːkəʊˌfriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
freak
friːk
Greek
ɡriːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHRIEK

shrieker
shriekingly
shrieky
shrieval
shrievalties
shrievalty
shrieve
shrift
shright
shrike
shrike thrush
shrill
shrillness
shrilly
shrimp
shrimp cocktail
shrimp net
shrimp sauce
shrimper

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHRIEK

boeremusiek
cheek
geek
Hayek
Holy Week
keek
leek
lek
meek
midweek
nek
Osijek
peek
Radek
seek
sleek
trek
turn the other cheek
Uzbek
week

Synonyms and antonyms of shriek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHRIEK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shriek» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shriek
cry · holler · howl · scream · screech · squeal · wail · whoop · yell

Translation of «shriek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHRIEK

Find out the translation of shriek to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shriek from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shriek» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尖声叫喊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chillar
570 millions of speakers

English

shriek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चीख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَصْرُخُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пронзительно кричать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gritar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীক্ষ্ন চিতকার করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berteriak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kreischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金切り声を出す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비명을 지르다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shriek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிறீச்சிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडचिडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çığlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strillare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrzasnąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пронизливо кричати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a icni
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκούζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gallskrika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hyle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shriek

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRIEK»

The term «shriek» is regularly used and occupies the 58.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRIEK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shriek» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shriek» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shriek

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «SHRIEK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shriek.
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Leonard Bacon
Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique.
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Florenz Ziegfeld
Half of the great comedians I've had in my shows and that I paid a lot of money to and who made my customers shriek were not only not funny to me, but I couldn't understand why they were funny to anybody.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHRIEK»

Discover the use of shriek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shriek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Shriek: An Afterword
Janice Shriek, ex-society figure, narrates this tale with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions.
Jeff VanderMeer, 2014
2
Hyde and Shriek: A Monsterrific Tale
There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School.
David Lubar, 2013
3
Hide and Shriek
Randy Clay becomes an unwilling participant in a dangerous game of hide-and-seek in a cemetery with a vindictive ghost, and Zach Pepper tries to prove that there is something very wrong with the new substitute teacher.
R. L. Stine, 2009
4
Hide and Shriek!
Before the Mighty, Mighty Monsters can play hide and seek, they need to make some rules. No flying like a vampire bat, no sniffing like a werewolf, and absolutely no magic!
Sean O'Reilly, 2012
5
Hide and Shriek #14: Super Special
The girls go on an overnight and share horror stories around the campfire.
Melissa J. Morgan, 2007
6
Anthony Shriek: or, lovers from a darker realm
Buried in the world of his own imagination, painter Anthony Shriek finds his dormant emotions awakened by the arrival of a bizarre and alluring woman whose presence turns his paintings into gateways to another world. Original.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson, 1992
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Hyde & Shriek
Frank and Joe are called in to provide protection at a sweet sixteen party for the Amabassador to Osyria's daughter at the Jekyll and Hyde Club.
Scott Lobdell, Sidney Lima, 2006
8
Shriek in the Night
A woman's cry for "Help!"-an eerie wail over the telephone, "like some monster screaming in agony"-and young Dellert rushes into the night on a wild and dangerous chase.
Sewell Peaslee Wright, 2012
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The Hardy Boys #6: Hyde & Shriek
Frank and Joe are called in to provide protection at a sweet sixteen party for the Amabassador to Osyria's daughter at the Jekyll and Hyde Club.
Scott Lobdell, 2006
10
Hide and Shriek II
Becky thinks the stories about Pete, an evil ghost who lives in the Fear Street cemetery and takes over people's bodies, are dumb, until she is actually taken over by Pete herself.
Emily James, R. L. Stine, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHRIEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shriek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Anatomy of a scream: What's the science behind a shriek?
A new study explains how screams, through special acoustic properties, fulfil a unique biological niche. By Joseph Dussault, Staff writer July 17, 2015. Save for ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
2
Maria Sharapova's shriek really a form of cheating
It makes the strangulated cries of Monica Seles — who could be described as the originator of shrieking in women's tennis — seem muted. Given how long it has ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
A winning shriek? Bollettieri says talent speaks loudest
LONDON Some tennis players may be convinced they are on to a winning shriek but Nick Bollettieri, who coached both the Williams sisters and Maria ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
4
Watch this mom shriek (with joy) over her Ambush Makeover
Megan Shook from Mansfield, Ohio came to New York City with one goal: getting an Ambush Makeover. After an early morning on the TODAY Plaza, it was ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
5
Jump and shriek with 'Curious Critters' author
He'll do that by, among other things, performing parts from his books and getting the audience to shriek like hawks, hop like toads and use hand puppets to ... «The News-Press, May 15»
6
Joe Hart Shrieks at Batting-Practice Ball While Visiting Toronto Blue …
Joe Hart: a very good goalkeeper accustomed to footballs hit toward him at very fast speeds. Joe Hart: not at all accustomed to baseballs hit toward him at very ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
7
First 'Scream Queens' trailer will make you shriek with delight
We might still be months away from the premiere of Ryan Murphy's latest twisted tale, but Fox is wasting no time making us very excited about the show's debut. «Mashable, May 15»
8
SHRIEK ATTACK BY CRAZY LADY MAKES 'GONE GIRL' GONE
Gorgeous “Gone Girl” stunner ROSAMUND PIKE – who broke through as a major star in the chilling story of a conniving, ruthless woman who convinces the ... «The National Enquirer, Apr 15»
9
Shriek” in symphony
Last year, Wye Oak surprised listeners with Shriek. With their fourth studio album, the Baltimore duo abandoned the guitars that had defined their earlier work ... «Weld for Birmingham, Mar 15»
10
Michigan State heads to 'Shriek 16' thanks to Trice family support
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michigan State fans will never forget Travis Trice's incredible performance in the Spartans' upset of No. 2 seed Virginia with a trip to the ... «SportingNews.com, Mar 15»

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