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Meaning & Definition of Scream in English

English

Scream

/skrim/

noun

1. Sharp piercing cry

  • "Her screaming attracted the neighbors"
    synonym:
  • scream
  • ,
  • screaming
  • ,
  • shriek
  • ,
  • shrieking
  • ,
  • screech
  • ,
  • screeching

2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

  • "He ducked at the screechings of shells"
  • "He heard the scream of the brakes"
    synonym:
  • screech
  • ,
  • screeching
  • ,
  • shriek
  • ,
  • shrieking
  • ,
  • scream
  • ,
  • screaming

3. A joke that seems extremely funny

    synonym:
  • belly laugh
  • ,
  • sidesplitter
  • ,
  • howler
  • ,
  • thigh-slapper
  • ,
  • scream
  • ,
  • wow
  • ,
  • riot

verb

1. Utter a sudden loud cry

  • "She cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"
  • "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
    synonym:
  • shout
  • ,
  • shout out
  • ,
  • cry
  • ,
  • call
  • ,
  • yell
  • ,
  • scream
  • ,
  • holler
  • ,
  • hollo
  • ,
  • squall

2. Utter or declare in a very loud voice

  • "You don't have to yell--i can hear you just fine"
    synonym:
  • yell
  • ,
  • scream

3. Make a loud, piercing sound

  • "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
    synonym:
  • scream

Examples of using

I thought I heard a scream.
That movie is a scream.
We were frightened by a savage scream.