Definition of "scream" []

  • To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a loud piercing sound: Jet planes screamed through the air. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak or write in a heated hysterical manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have or produce a startling effect: The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter or say in or as if in a screaming voice. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter or emit (a sharp piercing cry or similar sound or sounds), esp as of fear, pain, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To laugh wildly (verb)
  • To speak, shout, or behave in a wild or impassioned manner (verb)
  • To bring (oneself) into a specified state by screaming (verb)
  • To be extremely conspicuous (verb)
  • A sharp piercing cry or sound, esp one denoting fear or pain (noun)
  • A person or thing that causes great amusement (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "scream" in a sentence
  • "But I will say that the term scream queen is being thrown around without any regard for what it really is."
  • "I love Josh Radnor but the plot and even the title scream lame indie drama."
  • "Those who choose to use the term scream quite clearly their political bend."