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primal scream Syllabification: pri·mal scream

Definition of primal scream in English:


A release of intense basic frustration, anger, and aggression, especially that rediscovered by means of primal therapy.
Example sentences
  • The music erupts with oppressive repeated guitar riffs, explosive pounding on drums, and banged-out dissonant tone clusters and glissandi on the piano, highlighting primal screams of rage and frustration.
  • She despairs in a delirium-driven monologue that reaches the cumulative intensity of a raga, peaking to the primal scream of Greek tragedy.
  • On vacation on Mexico's Caribbean coast last summer, the couple smeared each other with melon, papaya and mud from the jungle, and then let out primal screams of ‘purifying agony.’
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