how to pronounce scream


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The above transcription of scream is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

scream is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of scream in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… no one can hear you scream or the …”

meanings of scream


  1. A loud vocalisation of many animals, especially in response to pain or fear.
  2. A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.
  3. Used as an intensifier.
  4. A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, especially horror, fear, excitement, or anger; it may comprise a word or a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound.
  5. Exclamation mark.


  1. To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, shout outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to screech, to shriek.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively).
  3. To move quickly; to race.
  4. To be very indicative of; clearly having the characteristics of.

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