SHRIEK, verb intransitive [Latin ruga, wrinkled, rugo, to bray.] To utter a sharp shrill cry; to scream; as in sudden fright, in horror or anguish.
At this she shriek'd aloud. Dryden.
It was the owl that shriek'd. Shak.
SHRIEK, noun A sharp shrill outcry or scream, such as is produced by sudden anger or extreme anguish.
Shrieks, clamors, murmurs fill the frighted town. Dryden.