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scream

scream

 
pronunciation:
skrim
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: screamed, screaming, screams
definition 1: to make a shrill, piercing cry or sound.
The girl screamed in fear.sirens screaming in the night
synonyms:
howl, screech, shriek, squall, squeal
similar words:
blast, cry, holler, shout, shrill, skirl, squawk, wail, yell, yelp, yowl
definition 2: to speak or shout in a shrill, threatening, or angry tone.
He is always screaming at his employees.
synonyms:
shriek, yell
similar words:
holler, screech, shout, shrill
definition 3: to laugh hysterically or uncontrollably.
synonyms:
howl
similar words:
laugh, roar, screech, shriek, squeal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express or utter with a scream or screams.
synonyms:
howl, shriek, squeal, yell
similar words:
call, cry, holler, shout, shrill, squawk
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shrill, loud, piercing cry or sound.
synonyms:
screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yell
similar words:
blast, shrill
definition 2: (informal) someone or something that is extremely funny.
synonyms:
howl, panic, riot
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