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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But in person, screamers can also do things like splatter you with honey mustard, which is a thing that actually happened in my third week on the job. Emily Guendelsberger, Vox, "I was a fast-food worker. Let me tell you about burnout.," 15 July 2019 My home team ❤️ To be on there playing was magic after seeing so many huge moments from the Gerrard screamer at Olympiakos to just last week Vs Barcelona!!! Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to UK Footballer-Turned-Queer Pop Upstart Chelcee Grimes' Summer of Pride Playlist," 10 June 2019 And unlike a typical screamer, the terror of Chernobyl is understated, slow moving. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "2019 Needed a Hit as Bleak as Chernobyl," 4 June 2019 If a high enough percentage of screaming monkeys gets picked off by predators, natural selection would be expected to snuff out the screamers in the gene pool. Quanta Magazine, "Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question," 12 Feb. 2015 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

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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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