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I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
Jane Birkin

Meaning of "scream" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCREAM

From Germanic; compare Middle Dutch schreem, West Frisian skrieme to weep.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCREAM

scream  [skriːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCREAM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scream is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb scream in English.

WHAT DOES SCREAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Scream

Scream may refer to: ▪ Scream, may refer to shout, a loud vocalization ▪ The Scream, a series of famous paintings by Edvard Munch...

Definition of scream in the English dictionary

The first definition of scream in the dictionary is to utter or emit, esp as of fear, pain, etc. Other definition of scream is to laugh wildly. Scream is also to speak, shout, or behave in a wild or impassioned manner.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SCREAM

PRESENT

Present
I scream
you scream
he/she/it screams
we scream
you scream
they scream
Present continuous
I am screaming
you are screaming
he/she/it is screaming
we are screaming
you are screaming
they are screaming
Present perfect
I have screamed
you have screamed
he/she/it has screamed
we have screamed
you have screamed
they have screamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been screaming
you have been screaming
he/she/it has been screaming
we have been screaming
you have been screaming
they have been screaming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I screamed
you screamed
he/she/it screamed
we screamed
you screamed
they screamed
Past continuous
I was screaming
you were screaming
he/she/it was screaming
we were screaming
you were screaming
they were screaming
Past perfect
I had screamed
you had screamed
he/she/it had screamed
we had screamed
you had screamed
they had screamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been screaming
you had been screaming
he/she/it had been screaming
we had been screaming
you had been screaming
they had been screaming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will scream
you will scream
he/she/it will scream
we will scream
you will scream
they will scream
Future continuous
I will be screaming
you will be screaming
he/she/it will be screaming
we will be screaming
you will be screaming
they will be screaming
Future perfect
I will have screamed
you will have screamed
he/she/it will have screamed
we will have screamed
you will have screamed
they will have screamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been screaming
you will have been screaming
he/she/it will have been screaming
we will have been screaming
you will have been screaming
they will have been screaming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would scream
you would scream
he/she/it would scream
we would scream
you would scream
they would scream
Conditional continuous
I would be screaming
you would be screaming
he/she/it would be screaming
we would be screaming
you would be screaming
they would be screaming
Conditional perfect
I would have scream
you would have scream
he/she/it would have scream
we would have scream
you would have scream
they would have scream
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been screaming
you would have been screaming
he/she/it would have been screaming
we would have been screaming
you would have been screaming
they would have been screaming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you scream
we let´s scream
you scream
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to scream
Past participle
screamed
Present Participle
screaming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCREAM


airstream
ˈɛəˌstriːm
bitstream
ˈbɪtˌstriːm
bloodstream
ˈblʌdˌstriːm
bream
briːm
breme
briːm
cream
kriːm
daydream
ˈdeɪˌdriːm
downstream
ˈdaʊnˈstriːm
dream
driːm
extreme
ɪkˈstriːm
hareem
hɑːˈriːm
livestream
ˈlaɪvˌstriːm
mainstream
ˈmeɪnˌstriːm
outscream
ˌaʊtˈskriːm
ream
riːm
riem
riːm
stream
striːm
supreme
sʊˈpriːm
Tarim
ˈtɑːˈriːm
upstream
ˈʌpˈstriːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCREAM

screak
screaking
screaky
scream therapy
screamer
screaming
screamingly
screamo
scree
screech
screech owl
screecher
screechier
screechiest
screeching
screechy
screed
screeder
screedings
screen

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCREAM

American Dream
barrier cream
caramel cream
clotted cream
custard cream
eye cream
face cream
hair removing cream
hand cream
heavy cream
ice cream
light cream
pastry cream
primal scream
salad cream
shaving cream
soft ice-cream
sour cream
sun cream
whipped cream
whipping cream

Synonyms and antonyms of scream in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCREAM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scream» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scream
bawl · bellow · card · caution · character · clash · comedian · comic · cry · dag · entertainer · holler · hoot · howl · jar · joker · laugh · outcry · riot · rumble · screech · sensation · shriek · shrill · sing out · squeal · thunder · wag · wail · wit · yell · yelp

Translation of «scream» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCREAM

Find out the translation of scream to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scream from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scream» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尖叫声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

grito
570 millions of speakers

English

scream
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चीख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صُرَاخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вопль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

grito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিত্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hurlement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjerit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schrei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金切り声
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njerit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng hét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலறல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किंचाळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çığlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

țipăt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στριγγλιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skree
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scream

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCREAM»

The term «scream» is very widely used and occupies the 11.223 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCREAM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scream» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scream» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scream

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCREAM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scream.
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Marv Albert
I would never scream at my kids, never raise my voice. But as they often tell me, they were so well behaved that screaming was not necessary.
2
Yehuda Berg
If you are messing around all day and then scream for certainty, you're not going to get it. If you spend energy and do the work and develop that certainty, you'll get to where you need to be, even if you don't know exactly where that is.
3
Jane Birkin
I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
4
Robert Brustein
Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream.
5
Michael Buble
I don't want to be the flavor, the passing thing that the girls scream at. I think that it's more important for me, honestly, that the guy who gets dragged to the show, you know, looks at his wife and says, thank you, that was great and tells his buddies.
6
Paul Butcher
I don't go to the mall a lot 'cause girls scream and run at me, and I get shy.
7
Bat for Lashes
I was a nursery school teacher, and I worked with youth groups. I loved that job. It was exhausting, but you got a lot back - all their purity and insight and innocence is so on the surface, and they're so unrepressed; they'd really scream at you and then give you a massive kiss.
8
Michael Caine
I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.
9
Jennifer Carpenter
In school I was always being cast as the clown. And then I did 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose,' and once people hear you scream, they can't un-hear it. But I don't mean to say that I've been typecast, either.
10
Rosanne Cash
It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCREAM»

Discover the use of scream in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scream and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scream: a screenplay
Presents the script of the horror film that both parodies and celebrates the conventions of the type
Kevin Williamson, 1997
2
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Among Ellison’s more famous stories, two consistently noted as his very best ever are the Hugo Award–winning, postapocalyptic title story of this collection of seven shorts and the volume’s concluding story, “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes ...
Harlan Ellison, 2014
3
The Incredible Scream Machine: A History of the Roller Coaster
Robert Cartmell examines every phase of roller coaster history, from the use of the roller coaster by Albert Einstein to demonstrate his theory of physics, to John Allen’s use of psychology in designing one.
Robert Cartmell, 1987
4
I'll Scream Later
She has played memorable roles on wildly popular television shows such as Seinfeld, The West Wing, and The L Word, danced a show-stopping cha-cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars, and now, with uncompromising honesty and humor, Marlee shares ...
Marlee Matlin, 2009
5
Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
The biography of the artist who created the most haunting icon of the twentieth century
Sue Prideaux, Edvard Munch, 2007
6
The Modulated Scream: Pain in Late Medieval Culture
This book provides an integral, readable account of changing attitudes toward pain in late medieval Europe.
Esther Cohen, 2010
7
Silent Scream
The brilliant thriller from the incomparable Karen Rose, in which an arson leads to murder and blackmail, and David Hunter, who first appeared in DON'T TELL, leads a desperate search for those responsible.
Karen Rose, 2010
8
The Scream of the Haunted Mask
After the worst Halloween ever, Carly Beth assumes that nothing could be scarier than a ghoulish rubber mask with a mind of its own. She's about to discover something far more frightening: an entire house full of haunted masks.
R. L. Stine, 2008
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Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the ...
In doing so, he tells the story of hip hop's rise from New York-based musical form to commercial music revolution to unifying expression for a post-black power generation.
Marcus Reeves, 2009
10
Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream!
Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying.
R.L. Stine, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCREAM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scream is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists Now Know Why People Scream
But exactly why we scream has remained a mystery. Now, new research published in the journal Current Biology suggests that hearing a scream may activate ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Jamie Lee Curtis on Scream Queens: 'I'm not saying half of us aren't …
The cast of Ryan Murphy's upcoming Scream Queens can't say how many characters will die throughout the season, but star Jamie Lee Curtis will say that it ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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'Scream' Star Neve Campbell To Join The Cast Of 'House Of Cards …
One of Netflix's biggest shows is adding another card to its already stacked deck. "Scream" star Neve Campbell has signed on to join the political drama "House ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
TV Review: MTV's 'Scream'
Arriving a few months before Fox's confusingly similar “Scream Queens,” the series does exhibit a playful sense of self-mockery, without really answering that ... «Variety, Jun 15»
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Can 'Scream' Help MTV Win Back Missing Teens?
In one of the many meta moments in the new MTV show “Scream,” a character obsessed with horror films says to his high-school classmates, “You can't do a ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
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What Fresh TV Is This?! Scream Queens Is Everything You'd Hoped …
Your future will be spent obsessing over Scream Queens. And it will be BLISS. NEWS: Charisma Carpenter is joining Scream Queens and you will love who ... «E! Online, Jun 15»
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Mega Buzz: Who's the Sidney on MTV's Scream?
Share on WhatsApp. Willa Fitzgerald. As we get closer to the premiere of MTV's Scream, a key question remains: How different will the show be from the movie? «TV Guide, Jun 15»
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'Scream' Producers Explain Why The Original Ghostface Mask Had …
Last Friday (June 5), legions of horror fans were introduced to their next nightmare: a brand new “Scream” mask, designed to terrify the teenage residents of a ... «MTV.com, Jun 15»
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Scream Queens' Latest Trailer Totally Makes Us Want to Rush …
Scream Queens doesn't debut until the fall, but we're already totally obsessed with Ryan Murphy's new Fox series, and this latest behind-the-scenes video is ... «E! Online, May 15»
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Full “Scream Queens” Trailer Looks Confused
FOX has just released the full trailer for “Scream Queens,” their new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders ... «Bloody Disgusting, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scream [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scream>. Nov 2019 ».
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