Antonyms for shriek

hark, hearken, listen, pule, list, mutter, hush, burr, hum, thrum, chirr, whiz, churr, buzz, whisper, whir, purr, mewl, zoom, murmur.

Quotes of shriek

  1. 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
  2. Children are the most wonderful audiences. What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap. – Emma Thompson
  3. 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. – Florenz Ziegfeld

Usage examples for shriek

  1. A shriek of death. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  2. She was about to answer, but, casting a side glance, she cried, with a shriek Ah, Heaven!" – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  3. Both girls uttered a low, frightened shriek and clung together. – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  4. A wild shriek echoed along the deck. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  5. It was followed by a shriek and a crash. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  6. Well, my lads, I said that the captain went down below, brought up his gun, and let fly at the cat, and then- well, and then- the cat gave aloud shriek and falls down upon the deck. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  7. I gave an involuntary shriek – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  8. Following her son, who did not observe her, she entered unannounced into the presence of her elegant daughter- in- law, who, with a little shriek covered her head with the bed- clothes. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  9. Again her shriek for help echoed across the water- and this time her call was answered. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  10. He rode in the fields, and the hunt was brave, And far away his daughter gave A shriek that the seas cried out to hear, And he could not see and he could not save. – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  11. Rage, disgust, and scorn stopped her utterance; but Rameri had heard Nefert's shriek and in two steps stood by the women. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Oh, what a shriek of rage the mad old bird gave! – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  13. Each family of children, working in the retirement of its particular corner, would shriek 'Oh, don't come! – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  14. She uttered a shriek and fell down among her women, who crowded around her. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  15. Dyukovsky held the candle- end to the face of the unknown and uttered a shriek – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. She obeyed but immediately drew them back with a loud shriek – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  17. A wild shriek rose from the crowd. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  18. I heard of it after, said the woman sharply; and what's more, I heard one of them shriek out at the time. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  19. A window was hastily opened in Tom's house and a frightened shriek broke the stillness of the night. – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  20. Judith standing quietly beside Nancy wanted to shriek and shout like a young savage- We're going to beat you! – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett

Rhymes for shriek