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Pronunciation: /ʃriːk/

Translation of shriek in Spanish:


  • grito (masculine), chillido (masculine) to let out a shriek dar* or pegar* un grito or chillido a shriek of pain un grito or alarido de dolor a shriek of delight/terror un grito or chillido de placer/terror the shriek of a train whistle el agudo pitido de un tren with a shriek of tires con un chirrido de neumáticos we could hear shrieks of laughter oíamos risotadas
    Example sentences
    • All the shrieks and screams inside sound like wind from the outside.
    • The boy started to scream, not a yell of pain but a high-pitched shriek of panic that reminded me of a rabbit's death throes, which reminded me that I was hungry.
    • Now maybe it'll go away - It let out a high-pitched shriek and Robyn screamed, now fully awake.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • gritar, chillar to shriek with pain gritar de dolor to shriek with laughter reírse* histéricamente to shriek at sb gritarle or chillarle a algn stop shrieking at me! ¡no me chilles!

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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