from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
- intransitive v. To make a loud piercing sound: Jet planes screamed through the air.
- intransitive v. To speak or write in a heated hysterical manner.
- intransitive v. To have or produce a startling effect: The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors.
- transitive v. To utter or say in or as if in a screaming voice.
- n. A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
- n. Informal One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny: The new play was a scream.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. An entertainingly outrageous person.
- n. 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.
- n. Used as an intensifier
- v. To make the sound of a scream.
- v. To move quickly; to race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. 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.
- n. A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry out with shrill voice; give vent or utterance to a sharp or piercing outcry; utter shrill cries, as in fright or extreme pain, delight, etc.
- To give out a shrill sound: as, the railway whistle screamed.
- n. A sharp, piercing sound or cry, as one uttered in fright, pain, etc.
- n. A sharp, harsh sound.
- n. Synonyms Scream, Shriek, Screech. A shriek is sharper, more sudden, and, when due to fear or pain, indicative of more terror or distress than a scream. Screech emphasizes the disagreeableness of the sharpness or shrillness, and its lack of dignity in a person. It is more distinctly figurative to speak of the shriek of a locomotive than to speak of its scream or screech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
- n. a joke that seems extremely funny
- v. utter or declare in a very loud voice
- v. make a loud, piercing sound
- v. utter a sudden loud cry
- n. sharp piercing cry
But I will say that the term scream queen is being thrown around without any regard for what it really is.
I love Josh Radnor but the plot and even the title scream lame indie drama.
Those who choose to use the term scream quite clearly their political bend.
I sure hope Minnesotans remember this ridiculous drawn-out death scream from the Repub Norm Coleman when it comes time to re-elect Franken.
I'm going to pass the ball, walk off the court and scream from the sidelines.
A return to an "Apollo on steroids" will only serve to have congress once again scream at the price of routine flights using disposable hardware.
Again with this racist card, jerk, maybe you come from a backwords state, the only thing yu can scream is race, why dont yu get educate in something else.
And so what you have is just a primal scream from the electorate.
Obama, Reid, and Pelosi will scream from the mountain tops that we need to move quickly on this, b/c they know that time is against them, but I refer back to my original quote.
I want the medical community to scream from the rooftops that they had something wrong the same way they do every time they find something new.