a loud, sharp, shrill cry.
a loud, high sound of laughter.
any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle.
verb (used without object)
to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry, as birds.
to cry out sharply in a high voice:
to shriek with pain.
to utter loud, high-pitched sounds in laughing.
(of a musical instrument, a whistle, the wind, etc.) to give forth a loud, shrill sound.
verb (used with object)
to utter in a shriek:
to shriek defiance.
a shrill and piercing cry
to produce or utter (words, sounds, etc) in a shrill piercing tone
adjective 1. of, belonging to, or relating to a sheriff. adjective 1. of or relating to a sheriff
noun, plural shrievalties. 1. the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff. noun (pl) -ties 1. the office or term of office of a sheriff 2. the jurisdiction of a sheriff
verb (used with or without object), shrieved, shrieving. Archaic. 1. shrive. noun 1. an archaic word for sheriff
noun, Archaic. 1. the imposition of penance by a priest on a penitent after confession. 2. absolution or remission of sins granted after confession and penance. 3. confession to a priest. noun 1. (archaic) the act or an instance of shriving or being shriven See also short shrift see: short shrift