scream·er | \ ˈskrē-mər \

Definition of screamer 

1 : one that screams

2 : any of a small family (Anhimidae) of South American wetland birds having a large body, long legs, and spurred wings

3 : a sensationally startling headline

Examples of screamer in a Sentence

The batter hit a screamer right at the shortstop. She kicked a screamer into the net. My last computer was pretty fast, but this one's a real screamer. Don't startle her—she's a screamer.
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Diego Costa's first World Cup goals and a screamer from Nacho looked to have given them an opening win against Portugal before Cristiano Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a late free kick to share the spoils., "World Cup Preview: Spain vs Morocco - Permutations, Team News, Predictions & More," 24 June 2018 The prevalence of bloviating, uncivilized screamers makes Charles’s self-effacing reserve especially refreshing. Fay Vincent, WSJ, "Charles Krauthammer Goes Out Like Gehrig," 10 June 2018 Son Heung-min's later screamer threatened to set up a grandstand finish., "South Korea 1-2 Mexico: El Tri Put One Foot in Last 16 Despite Late Screamer From Son," 23 June 2018 Even his fourth-inning groundout against Verlander was scorched, a screamer that exited his bat at 106 mph right to Jose Altuve. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Wilson Ramos, Rays sting Justin Verlander in Astros' loss," 30 June 2018 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 0:37 Yohan Croizet: 'The feeling is amazing. ... Best goal of my career' Advertisement Yohan Croizet scored a late screamer, and Sporting KC defeated FC Dallas 3-2 in the U.S. Open Cup on Saturday June 16, 2018. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Sporting KC summer transfer plans, when Felipe will return, World Cup in KC and more," 20 June 2018 In Indy's thrilling 3-3 draw over the Charleston Battery on Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium, Saad duplicated the feat, hitting another screamer perhaps even nastier than the first. Kevin Johnston, Indianapolis Star, "Despite a thrilling goal, Indy Eleven settle for a draw," 30 May 2018 The title refers to the doubts Tyler faced over the decision by one of hard rock's quintessential screamers to go country with his first-ever solo effort. Randy Lewis,, "Aerosmith's Steven Tyler goes 'Out on a Limb' in new documentary on his solo album debut," 23 May 2018 Shortly after halftime, Horan fired a screamer at the cross bar, collected the rebound, fed it to Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, but Betos stuffed her on the shot. Caitlin Murray,, "Portland Thorns fall to Seattle Reign in wild shootout," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of screamer

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of screamer

: something that moves or works very quickly

: a person who tends to scream : a person who screams more often or more easily than most people

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