- All of a sudden a piercing scream broke the silence.
- The wife of one of the slaves uttered a piercing scream.
- He entered, and as he was hanging up his hat a piercing scream reached his ears.
- When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint.
- The girl gave out a piercing scream