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scream


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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.  ``Screams  of  horror.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scream  \Scream\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Screamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Screaming}.]  [Icel.  skr[ae]ma  to  scare,  terrify;  akin  to  Sw 
  skr["a]ma,  Dan.  skr[ae]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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scream 
  n  1:  sharp  piercing  cry  [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},  {shreiking}, 
  {screaming}] 
  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" 




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