shriek

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shriek(
shrik
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (high-pitched scream)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Miguel closed his finger in the car door, and he let out a shriek of pain.Miguel se pilló el dedo en la puerta del carro, y soltó un chillido de dolor.
The kids heard a shriek coming from the old mansion and, instead of running away, they decided to go in.Los chicos escucharon un chillido que venía de la mansión y, en vez de salir corriendo, decidieron entrar.
b. el grito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The mother's shriek of fury stunned the men, who turned tail and ran.El grito de furia de la madre dejó aturdidos a los hombres, que salieron corriendo.
c. el alarido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Miranda heard shrieks coming from the dungeon.Miranda oyó alaridos que provenían desde el calabozo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to scream)
a. chillar
Tom shrieked when he saw the centipede come slithering under the door.Tom chilló cuando vio deslizarse un ciempiés por debajo de la puerta.
b. gritar
I came running downstairs to see what you were shrieking about.Vine corriendo abajo para ver por qué estabas gritando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to scream)
a. gritar
"How many times do I have to tell you not to go in my bedroom?" shrieked Ben's brother at him."¿Cuántas veces te tengo que decir que no entres en mi habitación?" le gritó el hermano de Ben.
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shriek
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el alarido m, chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
shrieks of laughtercarcajadas fpl
to give a shrieksoltar un alarido or chillido
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. chillar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. chillar
to shriek with laughterreírse a carcajadas
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shriek [ʃriːk]
noun
chillido (m); grito (m) agudo
a shriek of pain un grito de dolor; with shrieks of laughter con grandes carcajadas
intransitive verb
chillar
to shriek with laughter/pain chillar de risa/dolor; the colour just shrieks at you es un color de lo más chillón
transitive verb
gritar
"I hate you!" she shrieked —¡te odio! —gritó; to shriek abuse at sb lanzar improperios contra algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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