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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screechingnoun

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

  2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screamingnoun

    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

    "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"

  3. belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotverb

    a joke that seems extremely funny

  4. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallverb

    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"

  5. yell, screamverb

    utter or declare in a very loud voice

    "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"

  6. screamverb

    make a loud, piercing sound

    "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"


  1. screamnoun

    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/, in any case, the loudest and most emphatic sound a human can make tends to be a scream. The term is not generally applied to sounds made by non-humans.

  2. screamnoun

    An entertainingly outrageous person.

  3. screamnoun

    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.

  4. screamverb

    To make the sound of a scream.

  5. screamverb

    To move quickly; to race.

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

  6. Etymology: shreamen (compare Old Norwegian skræma). related to shriek, skrike. cognate with West Frisian skrieme (to weep) German schreien (Schrei)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Screamnoun

    A shrill quick loud cry of terrour or pain.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,
    Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death. William Shakespeare.

    Then flash’d the livid lightning from her eyes,
    And screams of horror rend th’ affrighted skies. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Screamverb

    Etymology: hreman . Saxon.

    Soon a whirlwind rose around,
    And from afar he heard a screaming sound,
    As of a dame distress’d, who cry’d for aid,
    And fill’d with loud laments the secret shade. Dryden.

    The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry,
    Old feeble men with fainter groans reply;
    A jarring sound results, and mingles in the sky. Dryden.

    If chance a mouse creeps in her sight,
    Can finely counterfeit a fright;
    So sweetly screams, if it comes near her,
    She ravishes all hearts to hear her. Jonathan Swift.

    I heard the owl scream, and the crickets cry. William Shakespeare.


  1. Scream

    Scream is a song from South Korean hip hop girl group 2ne1. The song was released as the second single from the album, Collection. In addition, it was the first original Japanese song. The song's lyrics were written by Japanese rapper and sometime collaborator Verbal. A remix of the song was released digitally on March 14, 2012 on Recochoku before the single itself was released on March 28, 2012. The b-side is a Japanese version of their debut Korean single, "Fire". "Scream" is the lead single of the group's first full-length Japanese album, Collection. A Korean version of "Scream" was released on the group's 2nd Korean studio album, Crush.


  1. scream

    A scream is a loud, high-pitched vocalization characterized by raw, intense and often sudden and involuntary expression of fear, pain, surprise, excitement, or other powerful emotions. It typically involves a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs, resulting in a piercing sound. Screaming serves as a primal and instinctive response to alert others, seek help, or release pent-up emotions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screamverb

    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

  2. Screamnoun

    a sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech

  3. Etymology: [Icel. skraema to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skrma, Dan. skraemme. Cf. Screech.]


  1. Scream

    Scream is a hardcore punk band from Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia active from 1981 to 1990. In 2009 the band reunited, and as of January 2012 were on tour in Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scream

    skrēm, v.i. to cry out with a shrill cry, as in fear or pain: to shriek.—n. a shrill, sudden cry, as in fear or pain: a shriek.—n. Scream′er, one who screams: a genus of South American birds about the size of the turkey, with loud, harsh cry: (U.S. slang) a bouncer.—Screaming farce, one highly ludicrous. [Scand., Ice. skræma, Sw. skrämma, to fear; cf. Screech, Shriek.]

Editors Contribution

  1. screamverb

    Scream can also be a verb used when one is experiencing pleasure or joy. Someone may scream at a concert because it's fun and someone else may scream while having sex.

    Submitted by 1234_1 on January 25, 2022  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCREAM' in Verbs Frequency: #577

Anagrams for SCREAM »

  1. creams

  2. macers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCREAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCREAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of SCREAM in a Sentence

  1. Toni Rinde:

    For the first moment or two, I cried, i guess regular, normal reaction, and then I said this is ridiculous. I am not going to cry, that is what they want. We have to yell and scream and teach against hatred.

  2. Emiliano Zapata:

    The one who wants to be an eagle that flies, who wants to be a worm that crawls but does not scream when someone step on it "

  3. Tyson Steele:

    And I thought he was not inside, i was hysterical... I have no words for what sorrow ; it was just, just a scream.

  4. Alexandra Brodsky:

    After the last [stealthing] encounter, I just became emotionally shut off, at first I wanted to get pissed and scream at the person, but all that disappointment drains you … Now I just try to be way more careful.

  5. Barbara Hall:

    One of the things that keeps you from dropping them in the nearest volcano is that you had to work too hard to get them. You had to cry, you had to scream, you had to sweat, you had to cuss out health care officials, and when that's all over with, you'll be willing to put up with a lot more from your kids.

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