scream·​er | \ ˈskrē-mər How to pronounce screamer (audio) \

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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Former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Deco opened things up for Seleccao das Quinas in the 62nd minute of the match, rifling a 22-yard screamer past the keeper., "World Cup Preview: Iran vs Portugal - Recent Form, Prediction, Team News & More," 24 June 2018 Rock vocal instructor Melissa Cross deconstructs the techniques of four types of screamers, from Roger Daltrey to the Cookie Monster. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "Who’s That Covering Coldplay? It’s Loud, Raucous and Involves Headbanging," 30 Oct. 2018 Victor Moses - Moses gave the ball away in the lead up to Christian Eriksen's screamer last week and could even be dropped after a few poor performances., "Premier League Fantasy Football: Who's Hot and Who's Not in Gameweek 33," 6 Apr. 2018 Who can forget his screamer at Stamford Bridge in the dawn of the Guardiola era? Juan Pimiento,, "Iniesta's farewell, Barcelona win La Liga and the best of the weekend in soccer," 29 Apr. 2018 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

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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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