Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scream

3 senses of scream

Sense 1
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching -- (sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors")
       => cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation -- (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")

Sense 2
screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming -- (a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 3
belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot -- (a joke that seems extremely funny)
       => joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape -- (a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scream

3 senses of scream

Sense 1
shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 2
yell, scream -- (utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine")
       => shout -- (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout")

Sense 3
scream -- (make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

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