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scream - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'scream' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Scream [ n.]
- A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.
2 . Scream [ v. i.]
- To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

Meaning of 'scream' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . scream [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Example in sentence:
  • he ducked at the screechings of shells;
  • he heard the scream of the brakes
Meaning (2):
- sharp piercing cry
Example in sentence:
  • her screaming attracted the neighbors
3 . scream [ v]
Meaning (3):
- make a loud, piercing sound
Example in sentence:
  • Fighter planes are screaming through the skies
Meaning (4):
- utter a sudden loud cry
Example in sentence:
  • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me;
  • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
Meaning (5):
- utter or declare in a very loud voice
Example in sentence:
  • You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine