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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. scream(Noun)

    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. 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.

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

  4. scream(Verb)

    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. scream(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  2. Scream(noun)

    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

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  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. Terra Ordonez:

    I'm excited for her to straighten up and get clean because I know she's smart enough to get out of it, hopefully, it's an eye-opener for a lot of women who are struggling. If you're pregnant, scream for help.

  2. Wade Chessman:

    I'd probably scream like a little girl and call them.

  3. Anne Frank:

    They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.

  4. Asmi Fathelbab:

    It was disgusting, i ran the youth program in the building and with that comes bending down and talking to small children. You have no idea what it was like to stand up and feel that behind you. I couldn’t scream because I didn’t want to scare the child in front of me. It left me shaking.

  5. Pastor Blair:

    I think this young man was bullied and intimidated, i think he succumbed to the bullying that these LGBTQ groups are known for. Those that scream out and demand tolerance are in actuality the least tolerant group of individuals on the planet.

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