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Noun: scream  skreem
  1. Sharp piercing cry
    "her scream attracted the neighbours";
    - screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching
  2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    "he heard the scream of the brakes";
    - screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, screaming
  3. A joke that seems extremely funny
    - belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, wow, riot
Verb: scream  skreem
  1. Utter a sudden loud cry
    "she screamed with pain when the doctor inserted the needle";
    - shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, holler, hollo [non-standard], squall
  2. Utter or declare in a very loud voice
    "You don't have to scream--I can hear you just fine";
    - yell
  3. Make a loud, piercing sound
    "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
  4. Move quickly and violently
    "The car screamed down the street";
    - tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit]

Derived forms: screamed, screaming, screams

Type of: belt along, bucket along, call, cannonball along, cry, emit, gag, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, jape, jest, joke, laugh, let loose, let out, make noise, noise, outcry, pelt along, race, resound, rush, rush along, shout, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, utter, vociferation, yell, zip

Encyclopedia: Scream, Dracula, Scream