About The Word Scream

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Scream

Scream Meaning & Definition
Scream Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Scream?

[n] a joke that seems extremely funny
[n] sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[n] a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
[v] utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"
[v] utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
[v] make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Scream: belly laugh | call | cry | holler | hollo | howler | riot | screaming | screaming | screech | screech | screeching | screeching | shout out | shriek | shriek | shrieking | shrieking | sidesplitter | squall | thigh-slapper | wow | yell

Related Terms | Find terms related to Scream:

See Also | call | call out | cry | cry out | emit | exclaim | gag | halloo | howl | hurrah | jape | jest | joke | laugh | let loose | let out | make noise | noise | noise | outcry | outcry | pipe | pipe up | resound | roar | screak | screech | shout | shout | shriek | shrill | skreak | skreigh | squawk | ululate | utter | vociferation | wail | wheeze | whoop | yak | yawl | yell

Scream In Webster's Dictionary

\Scream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Screaming}.] [Icel. skr[ae]ma to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skr["a]ma, Dan. skr[ae]mme. Cf. {Screech}.] To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. --Shak. And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before. --Pope.
\Scream\, n. A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech. ``Screams of horror.'' --Pope.

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