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 scream scream

noun

  • () sharp piercing cry  ( screeching, screaming, screech, shrieking, shriek, scream )
    sharp piercing cry
     her screaming attracted the neighbors
    her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • () a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry  ( screaming, shrieking, scream, screech, screeching, shriek )
    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
     he ducked at the screechings of shells
    he ducked at the screechings of shells
     he heard the scream of the brakes
    he heard the scream of the brakes
  • a joke that seems extremely funny  ( belly laugh, howler, riot, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow )
    a joke that seems extremely funny
  • verb

  • () utter a sudden loud cry  ( hollo, shout out, squall, holler, cry, shout, yell, call, scream )
    utter a sudden loud cry
     she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
     I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
    I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  • () utter or declare in a very loud voice  ( scream, yell )
    utter or declare in a very loud voice
     You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine
    You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine
  • () make a loud, piercing sound  ( scream )
    make a loud, piercing sound
     Fighter planes are screaming through the skies
    Fighter planes are screaming through the skies