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.
Recent Examples of screamer from the Web
New Trier got off to the perfect start when, less than four minutes into the game, Urban won a ball near midfield, dribbled forward, skipped past a defender and then unleashed a screamer into the net to give the Trevians the advantage.
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First Known Use of screamer
SCREAMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of screamer for English Language Learners
: 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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