scream (plural screams)
- 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/.
- (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.
- (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
- (printers' slang) exclamation mark
scream (third-person singular simple present screams, present participle screaming, simple past and past participle screamed)
- 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.
- To move quickly; to race.
- He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.
- See also Wikisaurus:shout
to make the sound of a scream
- Arabic: صَرَخَ (ar) (ṣaraḵa)
- Mandarin: 叫喊 (zh) (jiàohǎn), 嗷叫 (áojiào), 尖叫 (zh) (jiānjiào)
- Czech: vykřiknout (cs), křičet (cs), ječet (cs)
- Dutch: schreeuwen (nl)
- Finnish: huutaa (fi), kirkua (fi)
- French: crier (fr)
- German: schreien (de)
- Greek: φωνάζω (el) (fonázo), ουρλιάζω (el) (ourliázo)
- Hebrew: צרח (tsarách)
- Hungarian: visít (hu), sikít (hu)
- Italian: gridare (it), sbraitare (it), urlare (it)
- Japanese: 悲鳴を上げる (ひめいをあげる, himei-o ageru), 喚く (わめく, wameku), 怒鳴り付ける (どなりつける, donaritsukeru), キャーと叫ぶ (kyā-to sakebu)