And for the rest of the day, I shuttled back and forth between my work screen and the screen that made me want to scream.
Despite their protective plywood embrace, the windows, walls, and doors began to scream.
Over the last few months “The scream” has had much more publicity than it deserves, thanks to the numbers attached to it.
Outside on the front steps, the sound of his scream ripped through the night.
And to see him suffering… he was a good boy, but sometimes he would bang his head on the floor and scream and scream.
She felt that if she did not speak very quietly indeed she should scream.
And you may shriek and scream and no one will know it more than if you did not.
A great many people have never heard the scream of an eagle.
And all night you will scream, and all to-morrow, if I choose.
Gladys turns and flees off with a scream; the Play-play fades.
late 12c., scræmen, of uncertain origin, similar to words in Scandinavian, Dutch, German, and Flemish (cf. Old Norse skræma "to terrify, scare," Swedish scrana "to scream," Dutch schreijen "cry aloud, shriek," Old High German scrian, German schreien "to cry"). Related: Screamed; screaming. Screaming meemies is World War I army slang, originally a soldiers' name for a type of German artillery shell that made a loud noise in flight (from French woman's name Mimi), extended to the battle fatigue caused by long exposure to enemy fire.
mid-15c., from scream (v.).
And (as they say) lamentings heard i' th' Ayre; Strange Schreemes of Death. ["Macbeth," II.iii.61]Shakespeare's spelling probably reflects "sk-" as spelled in words from Latin (e.g. school); he also has schreene for screen. Slang meaning "something that evokes a cry of laughter" is 1888; screamer in this sense is from 1831.