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Pronunciation: /skriːm/

Translation of scream in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (loud cry) grito (masculine), chillido (masculine); (louder) alarido (masculine) a scream of terror un grito or un alarido de terror screams of laughter carcajadas (feminine plural), risotadas (feminine plural) the scream of the seagulls el chillido de las gaviotas
    Example sentences
    • A low rumbling and high-pitched scream of an animal came from somewhere out in the fog.
    • He grabbed it around the neck and the animal let out a scream of fear.
    • Alain cupped his ears as the creature's high pitched scream shattered every window pane in the room.
    Example sentences
    • Then the world was reduced to a maddening thrum frequently pierced by the high-pitched scream of generators.
    • They weren't really alarms; they were more like high-pitched whistles or screams.
    • From the hallway, the high-pitched screams of the heart monitor could be clearly heard and it resonated in Lucas' ears.
    1.2 (sth, sb funny) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) she's a real scream ¡es graciosísima!, ¡es un caso!, ¡es un plato! (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] it was a scream when she fell estuvo divertidísimo or fue para morirse de risa cuando se cayó, fue un plato cuando se cayó (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Some of the perfunctory descriptions they offer of the movies they sell on DVD are a scream.
    • According to my sources, the movie, titled In The Closet, is a real scream.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [person] gritar, chillar; [baby] llorar a gritos, berrear; [wind] [literary/literario], aullar* let go of me or I'll scream suéltame o me pongo a gritar or a chillar [literary/literario] to scream with pain/fear gritar de dolor/de miedo they were screaming with laughter se estaban riendo a carcajadas she screamed with laughter soltó una risotada to scream at sb gritarle a algn she screamed at him to get out of the way le gritó para que se apartara those yellow walls really scream at you esas paredes amarillas hacen daño a la vista or son terriblemente chillonas the headline screamed (out) at her el titular inmediatamente atrajo su atenciónto scream for sth he screamed for help gritó pidiendo ayuda she was screaming (out) for attention pedía atención a gritos, clamaba por atención

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [insult] gritar, soltar*; [command] dar* a voces or a gritos they screamed abuse at him lo insultaron a voz en cuello she screamed out his name gritó su nombre to scream sth at sb gritarle algo a algn the headlines screamed: general mobilization los titulares anunciaban en grandes caracteres: movilización general to scream oneself hoarse gritar hasta enronquecer

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