A shout, scream, yell, shriek, hoot, holler, vociferation, outcry, or bellow is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds with greater force than is used in regular or close-distance vocalization. Though technically this process can be performed by any creature possessing lungs, the preceding terms are usually applied specifically to human vocalization. There are slight differences in meaning amongst them; for example, "scream" and "shriek" generally refer to a higher-pitched sound, and a "hoot" usually does not involve words.

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    Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable
    dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in
    armies! Old men weeping in the parks!
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    The screaming silence of no’s knife in yes’s wound.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    Now, honestly: if a large group of ... demonstrators blocked the entrances to St. Patrick’s Cathedral every Sunday for years, making it impossible for worshipers to get inside the church without someone escorting them through screaming crowds, wouldn’t some judge rule that those protesters could keep protesting, but behind police lines and out of the doorways?
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953)