shright

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, preterite of shriek or shrike.

Verb[edit]

shright

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of shriek
  2. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of shritch

Noun[edit]

shright (plural shrights)

  1. (obsolete) A shriek or shrieking; sobbing.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      cruell Sprights, / That with their pitteous cryes, and yelling shrights, / They made the further shore resounden wide [...].