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Meaning of scream

scream

Pronunciation: (skrēm), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry.
  2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistles screamed.
  3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian had the audience screaming.
  4. to shout or speak shrilly, esp. with harsh or exaggerated words: They screamed across the back fence.
  5. to play or sing in a high, loud, harsh manner.
  6. to be conspicuous or startling: That red dress really screams.
—v.t.
  1. to utter with or as if with a scream or screams.
  2. to make by screaming: to scream oneself hoarse.
—n.
  1. a loud, sharp, piercing cry: Her scream frightened off the burglar.
  2. a shrill, piercing sound: the scream of the tires as the car rounded the curve.
  3. someone or something that is hilariously funny: The movie was a scream.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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