verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- scream bloody murder,
- scream therapy,
- scream, the,
Origin of scream
Examples from the Web for scream
Available at Amazon Vince Camuto Moto Baseball Cap, $34 Baseball caps may be useful on the road, but they scream “tourist!”The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
De la Renta was a confident thoroughbred, never needing to scream for attention.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sadly, no one helps him, opting instead to scream and run—but can you blame them?Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“For someone to scream, that is like applause to us,” Harlacher said.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I plan to scream at Palmer the rest of the season, 'cause that's the only way I can get his attention," Weaver announced.
Often I sat upon my doorstep almost ready to scream loudly enough to drown the sad music of the pines.Memories|Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
With a scream and a cry, Gwendolen gave orders for her own departure.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Bertha started when it beat against the windows with a scream that was nearly human.Mrs. Craddock|W. Somerset Maugham
So she swung back and forth like a lantern, screaming as loud as she could scream.Gypsy's Cousin Joy|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
However, you are clearly right, and let them scream and stamp.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
Word Origin for scream
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.