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.

scream frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word scream occurs in english on average 19.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics scream can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scream can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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