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Holler vs. Scream — What's the Difference?

Holler vs. Scream — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Holler and Scream

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Holler

Give a loud shout or cry
He hollers when he wants feeding
‘I can't get down,’ she hollered

Scream

To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.

Holler

A loud cry or shout
The audience responded with whoops and hollers

Scream

To make a loud piercing sound
Jet planes screamed through the air.

Holler

To yell or shout.
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Scream

To speak or write in an excited or fearful manner.

Holler

(Informal) To complain.

Scream

To have or produce a startling effect
The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors.

Holler

To shout out (words or phrases).

Scream

To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner
The fans screamed their displeasure.

Holler

A yell or shout; a call.

Scream

A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.

Holler

(Informal) A complaint or gripe.

Scream

(Informal) One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny
The new play was a scream.

Holler

Variant of hollow.

Scream

A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, especially horror, fear, excitement, or anger; it may comprise a word or a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound.

Holler

A yell, shout.
I heard a holler from over the fence.

Scream

A loud vocalisation of many animals, especially in response to pain or fear.

Holler

Any communication to get somebody's attention.
If you need anything, just give me a holler.

Scream

(music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.

Holler

(music) A field holler.

Scream

(informal) Used as an intensifier.
We had a real scream of a time at the beach.

Holler

Alternative form of hollow.

Scream

(printers' slang) An exclamation mark.

Holler

(intransitive) To yell or shout.
You can holler at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.

Scream

To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, shout outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to screech, to shriek.

Holler

(transitive) To call out one or more words

Scream

To move quickly; to race.
He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.

Holler

To complain, gripe

Scream

(informal) To be very indicative of; clearly having the characteristics of.
Do you know what screams "I’m obnoxious"? People who feel the need to comment on every little thing they notice.

Holler

Alternative form of hollow.
The holler tree

Scream

To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before.

Holler

A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal);
His bellow filled the hallway

Scream

A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.

Holler

A small valley between mountains;
He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

Scream

Sharp piercing cry;
Her screaming attracted the neighbors

Holler

Shout out;
He hollered out to surrender our weapons

Scream

A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry;
He ducked at the screechings of shells
He heard the scream of the brakes

Holler

Utter a sudden loud cry;
She cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Scream

A joke that seems extremely funny

Holler

Complain;
What was he hollering about?

Scream

Utter a sudden loud cry;
She cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Scream

Utter or declare in a very loud voice;
You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine

Scream

Make a loud, piercing sound;
Fighter planes are screaming through the skies

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