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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)

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.

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."