She gave a little shriek of delight.

blood-curdling, ear-piercing, high-pitched, piercing, shrill
emit, give, let out
with a shriek

She fell to the floor with a shriek of pain.

shriek of

Shrieks of laughter came from the bedroom.

a shriek of delight, a shriek of laughter, a shriek of pain, a shriek of rage
aloud, loudly
happily, hysterically
almost, nearly, practically

He almost shrieked when he saw her.

hear sb

Stop shrieking at me!


She shrieked in terror.


The audience shrieked with laughter.

shriek at the top of your lungs (AmE)
Shriek is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑seagull

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