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  1. a person or thing that screams.

  2. Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like.

  1. Printing Slang. an exclamation point.

  2. Journalism.

  3. Baseball Slang. an extremely hard-hit line drive.

  4. Ornithology. any of several South American birds of the family Anhimidae, having a harsh, trumpeting call.

Origin of screamer

First recorded in 1705–15; scream + -er1

Words Nearby screamer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use screamer in a sentence

  • Before she reached the crest, she was aware of muffled screams, which sounded as if the screamer was shut up in a trunk.

    Cy Whittaker's Place | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And he proceeded to smack a perfect screamer down the middle of the course—two hundred and fifty yards if it was an inch.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan

British Dictionary definitions for screamer


/ (ˈskriːmə) /

  1. a person or thing that screams

  2. any goose-like aquatic bird, such as Chauna torquata (crested screamer), of the family Anhimidae of tropical and subtropical South America: order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, etc)

  1. someone or something that raises screams of laughter or astonishment

  2. US and Canadian slang a sensational headline

  3. Australian slang

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