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Definition 1: sharp piercing cry - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where scream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her screaming attracted the neighbors

Synonyms for scream in the sense of this definition

(scream is a kind of ...) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Definition 2: a joke that seems extremely funny - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for scream in the sense of this definition

(scream is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry - [noun denoting event]

Samples where scream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ducked at the screechings of shells
  • he heard the scream of the brakes

Synonyms for scream in the sense of this definition

(scream is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: utter a sudden loud cry - [verb of communication]

Samples where scream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
  • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Synonyms for scream in the sense of this definition

(scream is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(... is a kind of scream ) utter a harsh abrupt scream

(... is a kind of scream ) emit long loud cries

"wail in self-pity" "howl with sorrow"

(... is a kind of scream ) utter a shrill cry

(... is a kind of scream ) shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm

"The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"

(... is a kind of scream ) shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention

(... is a kind of scream ) shout `hurrah!'

(... is a kind of scream ) cry hollo

(scream has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(scream has a similar meaning as ...) utter in a loud voice or announce

"He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"

Definition 5: utter or declare in a very loud voice - [verb of communication]

Samples where scream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine

Synonyms for scream in the sense of this definition

(scream is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: make a loud, piercing sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where scream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fighter planes are screaming through the skies

(scream is a kind of ...) emit a noise

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