Pronunciation: (shrēk),[key] —n. 1. a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
2. a loud, high sound of laughter.
3. any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle.
—v.i. 1. to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry, as birds.
2. to cry out sharply in a high voice: to shriek with pain. 3. to utter loud, high-pitched sounds in laughing.
4. (of a musical instrument, a whistle, the wind, etc.) to give forth a loud, shrill sound.