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Scream (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screamed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Screaming.] [Icel. skraema to scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skrama, Dan. skraemme. Cf. Screech.]

To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. Shak.

And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before. Pope.


© Webster 1913.

Scream, n.

A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.

"Screams of horror."



© Webster 1913.