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English Dictionary: scream by the DICT Development Group
3 results for scream
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
scream
n
  1. sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming
  3. a joke that seems extremely funny
    Synonym(s): belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot
v
  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(s): 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(s): yell, scream
  3. make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scream \Scream\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Screamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Screaming}.] [Icel. skr[91]ma to scare, terrify; akin to Sw.
      skr[84]ma, Dan. skr[91]mme. Cf. {Screech}.]
      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.
  
               I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. --Shak.
  
               And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before.
                                                                              --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scream \Scream\, n.
      A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in
      pain; a shriek; a screech. [bd]Screams of horror.[b8] --Pope.
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