What does SCREAM mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. screamnoun

    An entertainingly outrageous person.

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

  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.

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

  4. screamverb

    To make the sound of a scream.

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

  5. screamverb

    To move quickly; to race.

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

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

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

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

  2. Screamnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for SCREAM »

  1. macers

  2. creams

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Numerology

  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. Max Pratt:

    He didn't even look when he came back for traffic, he just heard him scream,' Help' and booked it.

  2. Kendrick Lamar:

    I will always, since day one, scream Compton and make sure I come back to this community and do right by them because Compton's done right by me.

  3. Walid Wahid:

    When they were beating me, they kept saying that I was a gay and that I should be killed. they had covered my mouth and also told me to not make noise and if I did they would beat me even more, so I had to bear the pain but not scream.

  4. Anna Esler:

    I thought she would probably cry and scream when her CIs were activated—and she did do that later when it became overwhelming—but to see her hearing sound and enjoying it was just incredible.

  5. David Arquette:

    I am thrilled to be playing Dewey Riley again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new, scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and David Arquette, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven's legacy.

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