Definitions for: 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: 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

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

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