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 for shriek
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shriek \Shriek\, n.
     A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as
     is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.
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           Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Shriek owl. (Zool.)
     (a) The screech owl.
     (b) The swift; -- so called from its cry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shriek \Shriek\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shrieked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shrieking.] [OE. shriken, originallythe same word as E.
     screech. See Screech, and cf. Screak.]
     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.
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           It was the owl that shrieked.            --Shak.
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           At this she shrieked aloud; the mournful train
           Echoed her grief.                        --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shriek \Shriek\, v. t.
     To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or
     shrieks.
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           On top whereof aye dwelt the ghostly owl,
           Shrieking his baleful note.              --Spenser.
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           She shrieked his name
           To the dark woods.                       --Moore.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shriek
      n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
           [syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking,
           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, shrieking,
         scream, screaming]
      v 1: utter a shrill cry [syn: shriek, shrill, pipe up,
           pipe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  169 Moby Thesaurus words for "shriek":
     Homeric laughter, bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, be in stitches,
     beep, bell, bellow, belly laugh, blare, blast, blat, blow,
     blow the horn, blubber, boff, boffola, boom, bray, break up,
     breathe, bugle, burst into laughter, burst of laughter, burst out,
     burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust a gut, buzz,
     cachinnate, cachinnation, cackle, call, caterwaul, chant, cheer,
     chirp, chortle, chuckle, clarion, convulsion, coo, creak, crow,
     cry, cry out, drawl, exclaim, fanfare, fit of laughter,
     flourish of trumpets, flute, gales of laughter, gasp, giggle,
     go into convulsions, groan, growl, grunt, guffaw, ha-ha, hail,
     halloo, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, hilarity, hiss, ho-ho,
     holler, hollo, honk, hoot, horselaugh, howl, hurrah, keen, laugh,
     laugh it up, laugh outright, laughing, laughter, lilt,
     make an outcry, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, nearly die laughing,
     outburst of laughter, pant, peal, peal of laughter, pipe,
     rallying cry, risibility, roar, roar of laughter,
     roar with laughter, rumble, screak, scream, screech,
     shake like jelly, shake with laughter, shall, shout,
     shout of laughter, shrill, sibilate, sigh, sing, skirl, skreigh,
     snap, snarl, snicker, snigger, snort, sob, sough, sound,
     sound a tattoo, sound taps, split, split with laughter, squall,
     squawk, squeak, squeal, tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara,
     tattoo, tee-hee, thunder, tirade, titter, toot, tootle, trumpet,
     trumpet blast, trumpet call, twang, tweedle, ululate, ululation,
     wail, war cry, war whoop, warble, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop,
     wind, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yo-ho, yowl,
     yuck, yuk-yuk
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  shriek
   n.
  
      See excl. Occasional CMU usage, also in common use among APL fans and
      mathematicians, especially category theorists.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  exclamation mark
  !
  excl
  exclamation point
  shriek
  
      The character "!" with ASCII code 33.
  
     Common names: bang; pling; excl (/eks'kl/); shriek; ITU-T:
     exclamation mark, exclamation point (US).  Rare: factorial;
     exclam; smash; cuss; boing; yell; wow; hey; wham; eureka;
     soldier; INTERCAL: spark-spot.
  
     The Commonwealth Hackish, "pling", is common among Acorn
     Archimedes owners.  Bang is more common in the USA.
  
     The occasional CMU usage, "shriek", is also used by APL
     fans and mathematicians, especially category theorists.
  
     Exclamation mark is used in C and elsewhere as the logical
     operation+({NOT">negation operation ({NOT).
  
     (1998-09-17)
  

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