Definitions of scream
  1. verb
    utter a sudden loud cry
    synonyms: call, cry, holler, hollo, shout, shout out, squall, yell
    utter in a loud voice or announce
    call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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    cry hollo
    shout `hurrah!'
    shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
    utter a shrill cry
    howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
    emit long loud cries
    screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
    utter a harsh abrupt scream
    caterwaul, yowl
    utter shrieks, as of cats
    squall, waul, wawl
    make high-pitched, whiney noises
    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  2. verb
    make a loud, piercing sound
    “Fighter planes are screaming through the skies”
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    make noise, noise, resound
    emit a noise
  3. verb
    utter or declare in a very loud voice
    synonyms: yell
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    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
  4. noun
    sharp piercing cry
    synonyms: screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
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    call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  5. noun
    a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    “he heard the scream of the brakes”
    synonyms: screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
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    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  6. noun
    a joke that seems extremely funny
    synonyms: belly laugh, howler, riot, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow
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    gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh
    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
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