Sharp piercing cry; SYN. screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching.
A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; SYN. screeching, shriek, shreiking, scream, screaming.
A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill, wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror or pain.
ETYM Cf. Swed. sqval an impetuous running of water, sqvalregn a violent shower of rain, sqala to stream, to gush.
Sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation.
1. Scream, shout
2. A usually rhythmic cheer used especially in schools or colleges to encourage athletic teams