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Scream


SCREAM, verb intransitive [English skirmish.]

1. To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, as in a fright or in extreme pain; to shriek.

The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry.

2. To utter a shrill harsh cry; as the screaming owl.

SCREAM, noun A shriek or sharp shrill cry uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; or the shrill cry of a fowl; as screams of horror.