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Webster 1913 Edition


Scream

Scream

(skrēm)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Screamed
(skrēmd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Screaming
.]
[Icel.
skraema
to scare, terrify; akin to Sw.
skräma
, Dan.
skraemme
. Cf.
Screech
.]
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.
I heard the owl
scream
and the crickets cry.
Shakespeare
And
scream
thyself as none e’er
screamed
before.
Pope.

Scream

,
Noun.
A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.
Screams of horror.”
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scream

SCREAM

,
Verb.
I.
[English skirmish.]
1.
To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, as in a fright or in extreme pain; to shriek.
The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry.
2.
To utter a shrill harsh cry; as the screaming owl.

SCREAM

,
Noun.
A shriek or sharp shrill cry uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; or the shrill cry of a fowl; as screams of horror.

Definition 2022


scream

scream

English

Noun

scream (plural screams)

  1. 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/.
  2. (music) 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.
  3. (informal) Used as an intensifier
    We had a real scream of a time at the beach.
    • 1994 June 28, “Kingdom of the faithful: Serena Mackesy visits Jordan”, in Independent:
      Amman, though not exactly your world cultural centre, is a scream of a city; all the roads have different names from their official ones, so that maps are useless
  4. (printers' slang) exclamation mark

Translations

Verb

scream (third-person singular simple present screams, present participle screaming, simple past and past participle screamed)

  1. 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.
    • Shakespeare
      I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
  2. To move quickly; to race.
    He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:shout

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