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Skreigh   Listen

Utter a harsh abrupt scream.  Synonyms: screak, screech, skreak, squawk.

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"Skreigh" Quotes from Famous Books

... in a meek manner, and with some gentle prefacing, the purpose of his visit, and showed her the Earl's mandate; to all which, for some time, she made no reply, but she was evidently much moved; at last she gave a wild skreigh, which brought the rest of the nuns, to the number of thirteen, all rushing into the room. Then ensued a dreadful tempest of all feminine passions and griefs, intermingled with supplications to many a saint; but the powers and prerogatives ...
— Ringan Gilhaize - or The Covenanters • John Galt

... I hear his footstep on the stair, by 'Brownie's' den. Then one night as I lay half-dozing I was certain I did hear the lame footfall. Instantly I was broad awake, and waited in alarmed expectancy. Ha! there it was again—the low skreigh o' pain I had heard before. I was 'gliffed' indeed, horribly afeared, yet I must act, so a-tiptoe I stole out, and like a cat stealthily approached 'Brownie's' door. The hour was somewhat after eleven, for I had heard the ...
— Border Ghost Stories • Howard Pease

Words linked to "Skreigh" :   shout, yell, cry, scream, squall, holler, hollo, shout out, call

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