Pronunciation: (skrēm),[key] —v.i. 1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry.
2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistles screamed. 3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian had the audience screaming. 4. to shout or speak shrilly, esp. with harsh or exaggerated words: They screamed across the back fence. 5. to play or sing in a high, loud, harsh manner.
6. to be conspicuous or startling: That red dress really screams.
—v.t. 1. to utter with or as if with a scream or screams.
2. to make by screaming: to scream oneself hoarse.
—n. 1. a loud, sharp, piercing cry: Her scream frightened off the burglar. 2. a shrill, piercing sound: the scream of the tires as the car rounded the curve. 3. Informal.someone or something that is hilariously funny: The movie was a scream.