- 1[countable] a loud, high cry made by someone 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 tires. I thought I heard a scream. All I could hear were the screams of the wounded. the screams of adoring fans
- 2[singular] (old-fashioned) (informal) a person or thing that causes you to laugh He's a scream.