screamer

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noun scream·er \ˈskrē-mər\

Definition of screamer

  1. 1 :  one that screams

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

  3. 3 :  a sensationally startling headline

Examples of screamer in a sentence

  1. The batter hit a screamer right at the shortstop.

  2. She kicked a screamer into the net.

  3. My last computer was pretty fast, but this one's a real screamer.

  4. Don't startle her—she's a screamer.

1712

First Known Use of screamer

1712


SCREAMER Defined for English Language Learners

screamer

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noun scream·er \ˈskrē-mər\

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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