1. [ verb ] utter a sudden loud cry
Synonyms: call yell shout cry holler squall shout_out hollo

"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

Related terms: utter squawk squeak howl shriek whoop hurrah halloo hollo exclaim call_out exclaim call cry cry bellow yelling screamer
2. [ noun ] sharp piercing cry
Synonyms: shriek screaming shrieking screech screeching

"her screaming attracted the neighbors"

Related terms: cry shout squeak
3. [ verb ] utter or declare in a very loud voice
Synonyms: yell

"You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"

Related terms: shout roarer screamer
4. [ noun ] a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Synonyms: screech shriek screeching screaming shrieking shreiking

"he ducked at the screechings of shells" "he heard the scream of the brakes"

Related terms: noise squawk
5. [ verb ] make a loud, piercing sound

"Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"

Related terms: make_noise screech
6. [ noun ] a joke that seems extremely funny
Synonyms: sidesplitter howler thigh-slapper wow riot belly_laugh
Related terms: joke roar
Similar spelling:   screamer