shritch

shritch
shritch /shrich/ (obsolete or dialect)
intransitive verb (pat (Spenser) shright /shrīt/)
To shriek, screech
noun (Spenser shriech)
A shriek
ORIGIN: Cf ↑scritch
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shritchˈ-owl noun
Screech owl

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  • shritch-owl — shritchˈ owl noun Screech owl • • • Main Entry: ↑shritch …   Useful english dictionary

  • shriek — shrieker, n. shriekingly, adv. shrieky, adj. /shreek/, n. 1. a loud, sharp, shrill cry. 2. a loud, high sound of laughter. 3. any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle. v.i. 4. to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry, as birds. 5. to cry out sharply in… …   Universalium

  • shriek — [[t]ʃrik[/t]] n. 1) a loud, sharp, shrill cry 2) any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle 3) to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry 4) to give forth a loud, shrill sound 5) to utter in a shriek • Etymology: 1560–70; earlier shrick, N var. of shritch… …   From formal English to slang

  • shriek — /ʃrik / (say shreek) noun 1. a loud, sharp, shrill cry. 2. a loud, high sound of laughter. 3. any loud, shrill sound, as of a whistle. –verb (i) 4. to utter a loud, sharp, shrill cry, as birds. 5. to cry out sharply in a high voice: to shriek… …  

  • shright — /shrīt/ (Spenser) noun A shriek (see also ↑shritch) ORIGIN: Perh a misreading of Chaucer, Troilus IV.1147 …   Useful english dictionary

  • shreechowl — see shritch owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • shriche — variant of shritch …   Useful english dictionary

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