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English noun: scream

1. scream (communication) sharp piercing cry


SamplesHer screaming attracted the neighbors.


Synonymsscreaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

2. scream (event) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry


SamplesHe ducked at the screechings of shells.
He heard the scream of the brakes.


Synonymsscreaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)noise

3. scream (communication) a joke that seems extremely funny


Synonymsbelly laugh, howler, riot, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow


Broader (hypernym)gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh


English verb: scream

1. scream (communication) utter a sudden loud cry


SamplesShe cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle.
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me.


ExamplesSam and Sue scream


Synonymscall, cry, holler, hollo, shout, shout out, squall, yell


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)halloo, hollo, howl, hurrah, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, wail, whoop, yaup, yawl


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

2. scream (communication) utter or declare in a very loud voice


SamplesYou don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine.


Synonymsyell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)shout

3. scream (perception) make a loud, piercing sound


SamplesFighter planes are screaming through the skies.


ExamplesYou can hear animals scream in the meadows, The meadows scream with animals


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound









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