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Shriek

shriek

To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks. On top whereof aye dwelt the ghostly owl, Shrieking his baleful note. (Spenser) She shrieked his name To the dark woods. (Moore)

A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like. Shrieks, clamors, murmurs, fill the frighted town. (Dryden) Shriek owl.

(Science: zoology) The screech owl. The swift; so called from its cry.


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... enough pressure or a sudden relaxation in the larynx will cause an outrush of air which activates the vocal cords to produce a grunt or groan or shriek depending on timing." Not mine though...... But anyway, thanks. rAgAv.

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by ragav.payne
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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