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scream

 (skrēm)
v. screamed, scream·ing, screams
v.intr.
1. To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
2. To make a loud piercing sound: Jet planes screamed through the air.
3. To speak or write in an excited or fearful manner.
4. To have or produce a startling effect: The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors.
v.tr.
To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner: The fans screamed their displeasure.
n.
1. A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
2. Informal One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny: The new play was a scream.

[Middle English screamen, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse scræma.]

scream′ing·ly adv.

scream

(skriːm)
vb
1. to utter or emit (a sharp piercing cry or similar sound or sounds), esp as of fear, pain, etc
2. (intr) to laugh wildly
3. (intr) to speak, shout, or behave in a wild or impassioned manner
4. (tr) to bring (oneself) into a specified state by screaming: she screamed herself hoarse.
5. (intr) to be extremely conspicuous: these orange curtains scream, you need more restful colours in a bedroom.
n
6. a sharp piercing cry or sound, esp one denoting fear or pain
7. informal a person or thing that causes great amusement
[C13: from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch schreem, West Frisian skrieme to weep]

scream

(skrim)

v.i.
1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry.
2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound.
3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably.
4. to shout or speak shrilly.
5. to be conspicuous or startling.
v.t.
6. to utter with or as if with a scream or screams.
7. to make by screaming: to scream oneself hoarse.
n.
8. a loud, sharp, piercing cry.
9. a shrill, piercing sound.
10. Informal. someone or something that is hilariously funny.
[1150–1200; Middle English screamen (v.), Old English *scrǣman, akin to Old Norse skraumi]

scream


Past participle: screamed
Gerund: screaming

Imperative
scream
scream
Present
I scream
you scream
he/she/it screams
we scream
you scream
they scream
Preterite
I screamed
you screamed
he/she/it screamed
we screamed
you screamed
they screamed
Present Continuous
I am screaming
you are screaming
he/she/it is screaming
we are screaming
you are screaming
they are screaming
Present Perfect
I have screamed
you have screamed
he/she/it has screamed
we have screamed
you have screamed
they have screamed
Past Continuous
I was screaming
you were screaming
he/she/it was screaming
we were screaming
you were screaming
they were screaming
Past Perfect
I had screamed
you had screamed
he/she/it had screamed
we had screamed
you had screamed
they had screamed
Future
I will scream
you will scream
he/she/it will scream
we will scream
you will scream
they will scream
Future Perfect
I will have screamed
you will have screamed
he/she/it will have screamed
we will have screamed
you will have screamed
they will have screamed
Future Continuous
I will be screaming
you will be screaming
he/she/it will be screaming
we will be screaming
you will be screaming
they will be screaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been screaming
you have been screaming
he/she/it has been screaming
we have been screaming
you have been screaming
they have been screaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been screaming
you will have been screaming
he/she/it will have been screaming
we will have been screaming
you will have been screaming
they will have been screaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been screaming
you had been screaming
he/she/it had been screaming
we had been screaming
you had been screaming
they had been screaming
Conditional
I would scream
you would scream
he/she/it would scream
we would scream
you would scream
they would scream
Past Conditional
I would have screamed
you would have screamed
he/she/it would have screamed
we would have screamed
you would have screamed
they would have screamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scream - sharp piercing cryscream - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.scream - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cryscream - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
3.scream - a joke that seems extremely funnyscream - a joke that seems extremely funny  
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Verb1.scream - 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"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
hollo - cry hollo
hurrah - shout `hurrah!'
halloo - shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
whoop - shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
ululate, wail, yaup, yawl, howl, roar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
skreigh, squawk, screak, screech, skreak - utter a harsh abrupt scream
2.scream - utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
3.scream - make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise

scream

verb
1. cry, yell, shriek, bellow, screech, squeal, shrill, bawl, howl, holler (informal), yelp, sing out If I hear one more joke about my hair, I shall scream.
2. thunder, rumble, screech an airforce jet screamed over the town
noun
1. cry, yell, howl, wail, outcry, shriek, screech, yelp Hilda let out a scream.
2. screech, squeal, shriek the scream of brakes
3. (Informal) laugh, card (informal), riot (slang), comic, character (informal), caution (informal), sensation, wit, comedian, entertainer, wag, joker, hoot (informal), dag (N.Z. informal) He's a scream, isn't he?

scream

verb
1. To utter a long, loud, piercing cry, as of pain or fright:
2. To proclaim in a blatantly startling way:
noun
1. A long, loud, piercing cry or sound:
2. Informal. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:
Informal: hoot, joke, laugh.
Slang: gas, howl, panic, riot.
Translations
شَيء مُضْحِك جِداًصُرَاخصُراخ، زَعيقيَصْرُخيَصْرُخُ
výkřikkřičetřvátšprýmař
skrigehvinmorsom personskrig
huutaahuutokirkua
vrisakvrištati
jópofasikítvisít
e-î sem er stórfyndiîöskra, æpaöskur, óp
金切り声金切り声を上げる
비명비명을 지르다
iškritimasklyksmasklykti
jocīgs cilvēksjoksspalgi kliegtspalgs kliedziensspiedziens
vtipkár
kričatikrik
skrikaskrik
เสียงกรีดร้องกรีดร้อง
hét lêntiếng hét

scream

[skriːm]
A. N
1. (= yell) → grito m; (high-pitched) → chillido m; (stronger) → alarido m
a scream of agonyun grito or alarido de dolor
a scream of delightun grito de alegría
the scream of the eagleel chillido del águila
to give a screampegar un grito, soltar un grito
a scream of joyun grito de alegría
there were screams of laughterhubo sonoras carcajadas
to let out a scream = to give a scream
his voice rose to a screamlevantó la voz y empezó a gritar
a scream of terrorun grito or alarido de terror
2. [of machinery, brakes] → chirrido m
3. (fig) it was a screamfue la monda, fue para morirse de la risa
he's a screames graciosísimo, es de lo más chistoso, es la monda
B. VT
1. [+ abuse, orders] → gritar
they started screaming abuse at usnos empezaron a insultar a voz en grito, nos empezaron a gritar insultos
to scream blue murder (= protest) → poner el grito en el cielo
2. [headlines] "650 dead," screamed the headlines650 muertos rezaban los enormes titulares
C. VI [person] → chillar, gritar; [baby] → berrear
if I hear one more joke about my hair, I shall screamuna palabra más acerca de mi pelo y me pongo a gritar
they dragged him screaming out of the shoplo tuvieron que sacar de la tienda a rastras
I was kept awake by a screaming babyme tenía despierto un niño que no hacía más que berrear
to scream at sbgritar a algn
to scream for helppedir ayuda a gritos
to scream in or with painpegar or soltar un grito de dolor, gritar de dolor
I must have screamed out in my sleepdebí de chillar or gritar entre sueños
the headline screamed out from the pageel titular saltaba a la vista
to scream with laughterreírse a carcajada limpia

scream

[ˈskriːm]
n
(= cry) → hurlement m
I heard a scream → J'ai entendu un hurlement.
a scream of pain → un hurlement de douleur
screams of delight → des hurlements de plaisir
to let out a scream → pousser un hurlement
"The Scream" (= painting) → "Le Cri"
(= screech) [tyres, engine, brakes] → hurlement m
to be a scream [person] → être impayable
He's an absolute scream → Il est absolument impayable.
it's a scream [film, activity] → c'est à hurler de rire
vi
[person] → hurler
He screamed in agony → Il hurla en proie à une douleur atroce.
to scream for help → hurler à l'aide
You could hear people screaming for help → On pouvait entendre des gens hurler à l'aide.
to scream with laughter → hurler de rire
to scream at sb to do sth → hurler à qn de faire qch
[tyres, engine, siren] → hurler
vthurler
to scream abuse at sb → abreuver qn d'injures, hurler des injures à qn
scream out
vi
(= cry out) → hurler
He screamed out in pain → Il hurla de douleur.
(= be badly in need of) to be screaming out for sth → avoir un besoin criant de qch
vt fus [+ slogans, abuse, insults] → hurler

scream

n
Schrei m; (of saw, tyres)Kreischen nt; (of engines, siren)Heulen nt; there were screams of laughter from the audiencedas Publikum kreischte vor Lachen; to let out or give a screameinen Schrei ausstoßen; a scream of painein Schmerzensschrei m; a scream of fearein Aufschrei m; the car stopped with a scream of tyresdas Auto hielt mit quietschenden or kreischenden Reifen an
(fig inf) to be a screamzum Schreien sein (inf)
vtschreien; commandbrüllen; (fig, headlines) → ausschreien; to scream something at somebodyjdm etw zuschreien; you idiot, she screamed at medu Idiot, schrie sie mich an; she screamed insults at himsie schrie ihm Beleidigungen ins Gesicht; to scream one’s head off (inf)sich (dat)die Lunge aus dem Leib or Hals schreien
vischreien; (saw, tyres)kreischen; (wind, engine, siren)heulen; to scream at somebodyjdn anschreien; to scream for somethingnach etw schreien; to scream in or with painvor Schmerzen schreien; to scream with laughtervor Lachen kreischen; an ambulance screamed pastein Krankenwagen heulte vorbei; newspaper headlines which scream at you (fig)Schlagzeilen, die einem entgegenschreien

scream

[skriːm]
1. n (of pain, fear) → grido, urlo
screams of laughter → grasse risate fpl
he let out a scream → cacciò un urlo
it was a scream (fig) (fam) → era da crepar dal ridere
he's a scream (fig) (fam) → è una sagoma, è uno spasso
2. vt (subj, person, abuse, insults) → urlare; (subj, poster, headlines) → strombazzare
3. vigridare, urlare
to scream at sb (to do sth) → gridare a qn (di fare qc)
to scream (out) with pain → gridare di or dal dolore
to scream for help → gridare aiuto
to scream with laughter → sbellicarsi dalle risa

scream

(skriːm) verb
to cry or shout in a loud shrill voice because of fear or pain or with laughter; to make a shrill noise. He was screaming in agony; `Look out!' she screamed; We screamed with laughter.
noun
1. a loud, shrill cry or noise.
2. a cause of laughter. She's an absolute scream.

scream

صُرَاخ, يَصْرُخُ křičet, výkřik skrig, skrige Schrei, schreien στριγγλιά, στριγγλίζω gritar, grito huutaa, huuto hurlement, hurler vrisak, vrištati strillare, strillo 金切り声, 金切り声を上げる 비명, 비명을 지르다 schreeuw, schreeuwen skrik, skrike krzyk, krzyknąć gritar, grito вопль, пронзительно кричать skrik, skrika เสียงกรีดร้อง, กรีดร้อง çığlık, çığlık atmak hét lên, tiếng hét 尖叫, 尖叫声

scream

n. grito, chillido;
v. gritar, chillar.
References in classic literature ?
and away went Jo, with a melodramatic scream which was truly thrilling.
The quiet of the jungle settled down over the camp, at least the comparative quiet of the jungle, for there were always noises of some sort going on, from the fall of some rotten tree limb to the scream or growl of a wild beast, while, now and again, from the river came the pig-like grunts of the alligators.
I was walking backward, in a crouching position, when I heard Antonia scream.
Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any motion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages.
But already the sable wing was before the old man's eyes; the long hooked bill at his head: with a scream, the black hawk darted away with his prize.
So the trader only regarded the mortal anguish which he saw working in those dark features, those clenched hands, and suffocating breathings, as necessary incidents of the trade, and merely calculated whether she was going to scream, and get up a commotion on the boat; for, like other supporters of our peculiar institution, he decidedly disliked agitation.
Even Mahomet, though many may scream at his name, had a good deal more to live for, aye, and to die for, than they have commonly.
I don't know how long I was asleep, but all of a sudden there was an awful scream and I was up.
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome by fatigue, would he cease to swing the blood-clotted cowskin.
A child on the watch, came towards them to beg; and Miss Bickerton, excessively frightened, gave a great scream, and calling on Harriet to follow her, ran up a steep bank, cleared a slight hedge at the top, and made the best of her way by a short cut back to Highbury.
I had the misfortune to scream in my sleep, owing to a frightful nightmare.