What does scream mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching(noun)

    sharp piercing cry

    "her screaming attracted the neighbors"

  2. screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming(noun)

    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, riot(verb)

    a joke that seems extremely funny

  4. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall(verb)

    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, scream(verb)

    utter or declare in a very loud voice

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

  6. scream(verb)

    make a loud, piercing sound

    "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"


  1. scream(Noun)

    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. scream(Noun)

    An entertainingly outrageous person.

  3. scream(Noun)

    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. scream(Verb)

    To make the sound of a scream.

  5. scream(Verb)

    To move quickly; to race.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scream(verb)

    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. Scream(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for scream »

  1. macers

  2. creams

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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. Julie Larkin:

    I'll never forget that scream.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

  3. Julian Assange.Ana Navarro:

    I said,' Don't scream at me. I'm two feet away.

  4. Scott Campbell:

    I'll never forget the scream, 'Somebody help me,'.

  5. De Negri:

    I wanted to scream to the world what was happening.

Images & Illustrations of scream

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