Scream v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screamed p. pr. & vb. n. Screaming.] 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.
Scream, n. A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech. “Screams of horror.”
n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
[syn: 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" [syn: screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking,
3: a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh, sidesplitter,
howler, thigh-slapper, 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" [syn: shout, shout
out, cry, call, yell, holler, hollo, squall]
2: utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to
yell--I can hear you just fine" [syn: yell]
3: make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming
through the skies"