how to pronounce shriek


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the above transcription of shriek is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

shriek is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shriek in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… violence shriek it was fully Unleashed …”

meanings of shriek


  1. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.
  2. An exclamation mark.


  1. 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.
  2. To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.

shriek frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shriek occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shriek can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shriek can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to shriek


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