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Laocoön and His Sons ("Clamores horrendos" detail), photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Wilhelm scream

A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera. Can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/, in any case, the loudest and most emphatic sound a human can make tends to be a scream. The term is not generally applied to sounds made by non-humans.

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