Scream - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skriːm|  American pronunciation of the word scream
Brit.  |skriːm|  British pronunciation of the word scream


- sharp piercing cry (syn: screaming, screech, shriek)
her screaming attracted the neighbors
- a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry (syn: screaming, screech, shriek)
he heard the scream of the brakes
- a joke that seems extremely funny (syn: howler, riot, wow)


- utter a sudden loud cry (syn: call, cry, holler, hollo, shout, squall, yell)
- utter or declare in a very loud voice (syn: yell)
- make a loud, piercing sound
Fighter planes are screaming through the skies

Extra examples

She screamed when the door suddenly slammed shut.

This is so irritating I could scream.

The crowd screamed with excitement.

He was dragged, kicking and screaming, from the room.

He screamed at her to stop.

Sirens were screaming in the distance.

Police cars screamed down the street.

Newspaper headlines screamed about the spike in crime.

She let out a piercing scream.

...that new comedy is a scream...

She screamed herself hoarse.

The wind screamed through the trees.

The tyres screamed as her foot jammed against the accelerator.

As the bombs came screaming down, the villagers tried to take shelter.

She screamed out a few words to me.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: scream
he/she/it: screams
present participle: screaming
past tense: screamed
past participle: screamed
singular: scream
plural: screams
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