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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 [informal], 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. [informal] Move quickly and violently
    "The car screamed down the street";
    - tear [informal], shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit, informal]
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. [informal] A joke that seems extremely funny
    - belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, wow, riot [informal]
     
  4. [informal] A very enjoyable or funny person, event or time
    "we had a scream";
    - riot [informal]

Derived forms: screamed, screams, screaming

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

Encyclopedia: Scream, Dracula, Scream