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1. One that screams, especially one that sings harshly or stridently.
2. Slang A sensational headline.
3. Slang One that evokes screams or laughter: The comedian's act is a real screamer.
4. Slang An exclamation point.
5. Baseball A hard-hit line drive.
6. Any of several large waterfowl of the family Anhimidae of South America, having a harsh resonant call.


1. a person or thing that screams
2. (Animals) any goose-like aquatic bird, such as Chauna torquata (crested screamer), of the family Anhimidae of tropical and subtropical South America: order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, etc)
3. someone or something that raises screams of laughter or astonishment
4. (Journalism & Publishing) slang US and Canadian a sensational headline
5. slang
a. a person or thing that is excellent of its kind


(ˈskri mər)

1. a person or thing that screams.
2. Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like.
3. a sensational headline printed in very large type.
4. any of several large, heavy-legged South American birds of the family Anhimidae, with harsh, far-carrying calls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screamer - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voicescreamer - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
communicator - a person who communicates with others
crier - a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
2.screamer - a sensational newspaper headline
headline, newspaper headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
3.screamer - gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
water bird, waterbird, waterfowl - freshwater aquatic bird
Anhima cornuta, horned screamer - screamer having a hornlike process projecting from the forehead
crested screamer - distinguished from the horned screamer by a feathery crest on the back of the head
4.screamer - a very hard hit ball
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"


[ˈskriːməʳ] N (US)
1. (= headline) → titular m muy grande
2. (= joke) → chiste m desternillante
he's a screameres la monda
3. (Sport) (= shot) → trallazo m
References in classic literature ?
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
Then he would dart into the hut during the excitement, throttle the chief screamer, and be gone into the jungle before the blacks could gather their scattered nerves for an assault.
It will be as well to stop that young screamer though, in case I should be tempted to do him a mischief.
Aaron Muirhead reckons his first Falkirk goal was worth the seven-month wait after he broke his duck in style with a screamer.
Gerrard collected a knockdown in midfield, advanced a few yards firing a screamer past Fabien Barthez as Liverpool their first league Double over United for 22 years
I know he scored a lot of penalties, but he also popped up with the odd screamer and the odd scuffed shot.
There were some great There were some great goals last week - including a goals last week - including a screamer from Charlie Adam.
Or if perhaps she had been a loud baby, a real screamer, and had just grown out of it with age, become calm and circumspect as her baby-ness wore off and the accidents of her personality began to overtake her.
A public hearing is to take place to hear testimony from an expert witness in its case against Screamer Telecoms over alleged radio transmission without a spectrum licence, declares the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
How to cope: A screamer can't hear you when he's in a rage.
A Screamer not only spreads the word about past atrocities, but warns of the unspeakable horrors that will inevitably be visited on another group of people, and the amorality on the part of those who have the power to prevent them, but don't.
A screamer is somebody whose defenses and whose alibis somehow melt away, and they actually process what a genocide is without defense, without guile,'' Samantha Power, a professor at Harvard's John F.