Scream meaning

skrēm
The definition of a scream is a loud and high-pitched cry, or a something or someone who is very funny.

A loud cry of fear from someone on a rollar coaster is an example of a scream.

A very funny movie is an example of a scream.

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One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny.

The new play was a scream.

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To have a startling effect; leave a vivid impression.
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To shout or yell in anger, hysteria, etc.
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(informal) Used as an intensifier.

We had a real scream of a time at the beach.

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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.
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To move quickly; to race.

He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.

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To laugh loudly or hysterically.
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To scream is to make a loud, piercing cry or to shout something very loudly, often to call attention to or express anger or some other emotion.

When you are horrified at seeing a ghost and you let out a loud and high-pitched cry, this cry is an example of a time when you scream.

When you are really mad about an injustice done to you and you make loud objections, this is an example of a time when you scream your objections.

When you are in an argument and shouting loudly, this is an example of a time when you scream at the person with whom you are arguing.

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To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
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To make a loud piercing sound.

Jet planes screamed through the air.

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To have or produce a startling effect.

The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors.

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To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner.

The fans screamed their displeasure.

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A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
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To utter with or as with a scream or screams.
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To bring into a specified state by screaming.

To scream oneself hoarse.

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A person or thing considered hilariously funny.
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A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera. Can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/.
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(music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.
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To speak or write in an excited or fearful manner.
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Origin of scream

  • Middle English screamen possibly of Scandinavian origin Old Norse scræma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • shreamen (compare Old Norwegian skræma). Related to shriek, skrike. Cognate with West Frisian skrieme (to weep), German schreien (Schrei)

    From Wiktionary