Definition of Screamer

1. Noun. Someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice.

Exact synonyms: Bawler, Bellower, Roarer, Screecher, Shouter, Yeller
Generic synonyms: Communicator
Specialized synonyms: Crier
Derivative terms: Bawl, Roar, Roar, Screech, Shout, Yell

2. Noun. A sensational newspaper headline.
Generic synonyms: Headline, Newspaper Headline
Derivative terms: Scream

3. Noun. Gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call.
Generic synonyms: Water Bird, Waterbird, Waterfowl
Group relationships: Anhimidae, Family Anhimidae
Specialized synonyms: Anhima Cornuta, Horned Screamer, Crested Screamer
Derivative terms: Scream, Scream

4. Noun. A very hard hit ball.
Exact synonyms: Scorcher
Generic synonyms: Hit, Hitting, Striking

Definition of Screamer

1. n. Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidæ, and the suborder Palamedeæ. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.

2. n. Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy.

Definition of Screamer

1. Noun. One who screams; one who shouts; one who sings harshly. ¹

2. Noun. Any bird in the taxonomic family ''Anhimidae'', endemic to South America, being large, bulky birds with a small downy head, long legs and large feet. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) (US hunting) A healthy, vigorous animal.John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms — SCREAMER. A bouncing fellow or girl. This, like the word ''roarer'', is one of the words transferred from animals to men by the hunters of the West. ¹

4. Noun. A healthy, vigorous person. ¹

5. Noun. Something exceptionally good. ¹

6. Noun. (sports cricket) A difficult catch. ¹

7. Noun. (sports baseball) A very hard hit. ¹

8. Noun. (sports Australian rules football) A particularly high mark (clean catch of a kicked ball). ¹

9. Noun. (sports soccer) a powerful shot. ¹

10. Noun. (sports surfing) A very large wave. ¹

11. Noun. (Internet slang) A video that unexpectedly frightens the viewer by cutting to a loud scream and disturbing image. ¹

12. Noun. (slang) An effeminate gay man; a man who is obviously gay (homosexual). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screamer

1. one that screams [n -S] - See also: screams

Medical Definition of Screamer

1. Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidae, and the suborder Palamedeae. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Screamer

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"screamer, tho name of a group of South American wading birds, ... The horned screamer (P. cornuta, Linn.), or kamichi, is larger than a goose, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There are only two carpal bones, one radial and one ulnar. There is one exception to this, namely, in the screamer (Chauna ..."

3. Ornithologia, Or, The Birds: A Poem, in Two Parts with an Introduction to by James Jennings (1828)
"or screamer, consists of three species, having a conic bill, the upper mandible hooked, feet four-toed, cleft; a very small membrane connecting the toes at ..."

4. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"Horned screamer.—Trumpeter.—King Vulture.—Anhinga.—Dangers of travel.—Quartan ague. ... screamer ..."

5. Knowledge for the People, Or, The Plain why and Because: Or, the Plain why by John Timbs (1832)
"HORNED screamer. Because it may defend itself against some noxious animals which infest ... Why has the. horned screamer two spurs on each wing ? BITTERN. ..."

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