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scream (plural screams)
- A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera. Can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/, in any case, the loudest and most emphatic sound a human can make tends to be a scream. The term is not generally applied to sounds made by non-humans.
- (informal) An entertainingly outrageous person.
- (music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.
- (informal) Used as an intensifier
- We had a real scream of a time at the beach.
- 1994 Jun 28, “Kingdom of the faithful: Serena Mackesy visits Jordan”, Independent:
- Amman, though not exactly your world cultural centre, is a scream of a city; all the roads have different names from their official ones, so that maps are useless
- To make the sound of a scream.
- To move quickly; to race.
- He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.
- See also Wikisaurus:shout
to make the sound of a scream