- scream bloody murder,
- scream therapy,
- scream, the,
Origin of screaming
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of scream
Examples from the Web for screaming
Johnson heard officers around him screaming to their comrade.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When not screaming or yelling hysterically, Samuel is brandishing makeshift weapons and pushing his cousins off a tree house.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for the video itself, think “Girls Gone Wild” with less nudity and more images of dudes drinking and screaming.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?|Melanie Plenda|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This fight was like something we typically see in reality shows, complete with name calling and screaming.After Maher-Affleck, We Need an Honest—and Calm—Dialogue on Islam|Dean Obeidallah|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what is it like with no Penelope Cruz pouting in sheer red satin, without the massed paparazzi, and screaming publicists?No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I don't know what would happen if he refused to go downstairs, and said he would go on screaming.Up and Down|Edward Frederic Benson
For some reason or other he wished to ignore his instructor who was screaming on the end of the wharf.The White Waterfall|James Francis Dwyer
Screaming women and children hurried out of the jacales, and darted here and there.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He was aware that the girl was screaming—and that he was hurling clutching figures away—figures that came pouncing back.The World Beyond|Raymond King Cummings
So she swung back and forth like a lantern, screaming as loud as she could scream.Gypsy's Cousin Joy|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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.