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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: scream /skrim/ 
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  1. 1
    Sound effect: scream a loud high noise that you make because you are hurt, frightened, or excited

    He heard screams coming from the hotel lobby.

    scream of:

    screams of laughter/terror/rage/pain

    give/let out a scream:

    She gave a little scream of delight.

  2. 2
    a very loud high noise

    the noise of the gunshot and the scream of the tires


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