Definition of scream blue murder
- His political opponents screamed blue murder when he was appointed to office.
: to voice a sudden sharp loud cry
: to produce harsh high tones
: to make a noise resembling a scream
: a loud sharp penetrating cry or noise
: a very funny person or thing
: of the color whose hue is that of the clear sky : of the color blue (see 2blue 1)
: discolored by or as if by bruising
: a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet
: a pigment or dye that colors blue
: to make blue (see 1blue)
: to turn blue
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