screamer

noun scream·er \ ˈskrē-mər \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

  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.

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First Known Use of screamer

1712


SCREAMER Defined for English Language Learners

screamer

noun

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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