Antonyms for scream

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : skreem
Phonetic Transcription : skrim

Definition of scream

Origin :
  • late 12c., scræmen, of uncertain origin, similar to words in Scandinavian, Dutch, German, and Flemish (cf. Old Norse skræma "to terrify, scare," Swedish scrana "to scream," Dutch schreijen "cry aloud, shriek," Old High German scrian, German schreien "to cry"). Related: Screamed; screaming. Screaming meemies is World War I army slang, originally a soldiers' name for a type of German artillery shell that made a loud noise in flight (from French woman's name Mimi), extended to the battle fatigue caused by long exposure to enemy fire.
  • noun outcry
  • noun person or thing that is very funny
  • verb cry out
Example sentences :
  • At that she begins to scream, but the priest he wouldn't let go.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • She did not scream, but her face grew white and her eyes horror-stricken.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • But for that scream of fear, the story of Mary Turner had ended there and then.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • He said that children did nothing but scream: it was their nature, and did not mean that they were in trouble.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • When he found that he was held, Johnny was simply too mad to scream.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton
  • Lady Augusta did fly out—with a scream, and a start from her seat.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • No sooner did he face her, than Miss Pross uttered a scream, and clapped her hands.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • Gerty felt as if she must scream with delight and expectation.
  • Extract from : « St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10. » by Various
  • Grant heard her scream and saw her struggling in a loathsome grip.
  • Extract from : « Pirates of the Gorm » by Nat Schachner
  • He was in the act of lifting a girl down from her horse; doubtless it was her scream that I heard.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope

Synonyms for scream

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019