|Origin:||Perhaps from Middle Dutch schreem|
Related topics: Colours and Sounds
a loud high sound that you make with your voice because you are hurt, frightened, excited etc [= shriek]:
We heard screams coming from the flat.
She saw the knife and let out a scream.
scream of laughter/terror etc
He fell back with a scream of terror and pain.
a very loud high sound:
the scream of a jet taking off
someone or something that is very funny:
The film was a scream!