US: /ˈskɹim/
UK: /skɹˈiːm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

scream /skri:m/
  • danh từ
    • tiếng thét, tiếng hét, tiếng kêu thất thanh; tiếng kêu inh ỏi
    • tiếng cười phá lên ((thường) screams of laughter)
    • (từ lóng) chuyện tức cười; người làm tức cười
    • động từ
      • kêu thét lên, hét lên, kêu thất thanh; kêu inh ỏi, rít lên (còi tàu...)
      • cười phá lên ((thường) to scream with laughter)

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 ~ (out) (in / with sth) to give a loud, high cry, because you are hurt, frightened, excited, etc.
    Synonym: SHRIEK
    [V] He covered her mouth to stop her from screaming. + The kids were screaming with excitement. + People ran for the exits, screaming out in terror. + [VN-ADJ] The baby was screaming itself hoarse.
    2 ~ (sth) (out) (at sb)
    ~ (out) (for sth/sb) to shout sth in a loud, high voice because of fear, anger, etc.
    Synonym: YELL
    [V speech] 'Help!' she screamed. + [V] Someone was screaming for help. + He screamed at me to stop. + [VN] She screamed abuse at him. + [V that] His sister screamed out that he was crazy.
    3 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to make a loud, high noise; to move fast, making this noise
    Synonym: SCREECH
    Lights flashed and sirens screamed. + The powerboat screamed out to sea. - SHOUT
    Idioms: scream blue murder (BrE) (AmE scream bloody murder) to scream loudly and for a long time, especially in order to protest about sth
    Phrasal Verbs: scream out (for sth) to be in need of attention in a very noticeable way: These books scream out to be included in a list of favourites.
    + noun
    1 [C] a loud high cry made by sb who is hurt, frightened, excited, etc.; a loud high noise: She let out a scream of pain. + They ignored the baby's screams. + He drove off with a scream of tyres. + I thought I heard a scream. + All I could hear were the screams of the wounded. + the screams of adoring fans
    2 [sing.] (old-fashioned, informal) a person or thing that causes you to laugh: He's a scream.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 shriek, screech, squeal, yowl, wail, caterwaul, howl, cry:
    She screamed when I applied iodine to the cut.
    2 laugh, roar, hoot, howl, guffaw:
    The women screamed hysterically as the male stripper got down to the bare essentials.
    3 shriek, screech, squeal, yowl, wail, caterwaul, howl, cry:
    When she saw what had happened, she let out a blood-curdling scream.
    4 Colloq card, panic, riot, thigh-slapper:
    Phyllis is such a scream when she talks about the silly things that happen to her.

    Collocation dictionary


    high-pitched, loud, piercing, shrill | muffled, stifled | blood-curdling, hysterical, terrible, terrified


    give, let out | hear


    echo, ring out
    His screams echoed through the empty house.


    with a ~
    She reacted to the news with hysterical screams.
    | ~ for
    a scream for help
    | ~ of
    screams of laughter/terror


    aloud | loudly | silently
    Despair shook him and he screamed silently in the darkness.
    | hysterically, shrilly, wildly | almost | out


    want to
    I was so bored I wanted to scream.
    | begin to | hear sb


    Marion screamed after them, ‘Stop! Stop!’
    | at
    She screamed at me to get out of the way.
    | for
    The trapped passengers screamed for help.
    | in
    People ran for the exits, screaming out in terror.
    | with
    People were staggering about, screaming with pain.


    begin/start screaming, scream your head off
    The baby was screaming its head off.
    | stop screaming

    Concise English dictionary

    +sharp piercing cry
    +a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    +a joke that seems extremely funny
    +utter a sudden loud cry
    +utter or declare in a very loud voice
    +make a loud, piercing sound