What is another word for shrieking?

Pronunciation: [ʃɹˈiːkɪŋ] (IPA)

Shrieking is a loud, high-pitched sound that usually indicates fear, anger, or pain. Some synonyms for shrieking include screeching, squawking, yowling, howling, bellowing, yelling and wailing. Screeching describes a loud and harsh sound, while squawking is often used to describe the sound made by birds or animals. Yowling and howling are often associated with animals such as cats and dogs, while bellowing and yelling are both used to describe a loud human voice. Wailing, on the other hand, is often associated with grief or mourning. All in all, there are many words to describe the different types of loud, high-pitched sounds that we sometimes make.

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What are the opposite words for shrieking?

Shrieking, the act of emitting a loud, high-pitched sound, has a number of antonyms or opposite words that describe its opposite. These include soft, quiet, low, peaceful, silent, and hushed. Instead of shrieking, one might whisper, murmur, mumble, mutter, or speak in a normal tone. Alternatively, one may use words such as calm, tranquil, soothing, serene, gentle or relaxed, which describe a state of quietness and stillness. When it comes to emotions, antonyms for shrieking might include happy, content, pleased, satisfied, and joyful, which suggest feelings of peace and contentment rather than agitation and distress.

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Usage examples for Shrieking

But when one of the little girls, after a restless, troubled effort to get to sleep, had had a strenuous nightmare, and had alarmed the household by shrieking that the woman in pink was beckoning, the older folk decided to investigate.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
I was conscious of confusion about me; of whistling and shrieking; uncanny magnified voices thundering from scores of megaphones; of a band playing an American air.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
She grasps her stick and begins striking about her, shrieking.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma

Famous quotes with Shrieking

  • Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.
    Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller
  • The first bombs looked like livid shooting stars. Then, as they began their shrieking fall, the bomb trails converged. God had not shown mercy, the British possessed none and Copenhagen must suffer.
    Bernard Cornwell
  • James’s repressions and evasions are many, varied and exhausting. Why more people are not seen rushing shrieking from libraries, shredding James novels in their hands, I cannot say. I used to wonder whether enthusiasm for him was based on identification, since his passive, tentative heroes resemble many academics. Perhaps what is intolerable is his enshrinement in a soporific criticism. So much must be overlooked to crown him with laurel.
    Henry James
  • High up among the branches of a mighty tree she hugged the shrieking infant to her bosom, and soon the instinct that was as dominant in this fierce female as it had been in the breast of his tender and beautiful mother — the instinct of mother love — reached out to the tiny man-child's half-formed understanding, and he became quiet. Then hunger closed the gap between them, and the son of an English lord and an English lady nursed at the breast of Kala, the great ape.
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

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