screamer

noun
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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Fans were very quick to forget the red card however, as a Toni Kroos screamer put Real 2-0 up. SI.com, "Twitter Reacts as Gareth Bale Stars & Toni Kroos Scores Stunner in Real Madrid Win," 17 Aug. 2019 This one is a real screamer, cathartic for Vanessa Briscoe. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "Lost playlist found after 31 years," 29 Aug. 2019 However Loren Moron then responded with an absolute screamer, smashing the ball into the top corner giving Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal no chance whatsoever. SI.com, "Twitter Reacts as Antoine Griezmann Inspires Barcelona to Win in Lionel Messi's Absence," 25 Aug. 2019 Beth Mead took the ball wide of O’Hara on the left and served in a curling, low screamer. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "How the U.S. Beat England to Reach the World Cup Final," 2 July 2019 Blessed with a dangerous long shot, expect to see a few screamers from the Belgian international over the next nine months. SI.com, "Youri Tielemans: Why Leicester's Record Signing Is the Biggest Bargain of the Summer," 23 July 2019 Australian producer ShockOne has a real screamer of a lead single for his fothcoming album A Dark Machine. Kat Bein, Billboard, "ShockOne & The Bloody Beetroots Bring the Doom in 'Run' Video: Exclusive," 27 June 2019 The red-faced screamer is now a sweet big-sister-to-be. Caroline Langerman, Washington Post, "How I survived my daughter’s colicky infancy," 23 July 2019 Max Muncy was playing halfway to the right field fence when Santana sent a screamer to his right. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "American League wins MLB All-Star Game to extend winning streak to seven games," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of screamer

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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screamer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of screamer

informal
: 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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