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Noun: screaming  skree-ming
  1. Sharp piercing cry
    "her screaming attracted the neighbours";
    - scream, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching
  2. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    - screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream
Adjective: screaming  skree-ming
  1. So extremely intense as to evoke screams
    "in screaming agony"; "a screaming rage"
  2. Resembling a scream in effect
    "screaming headlines"; "screaming colours and designs"
  3. Marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    "a screaming farce";
    - hilarious, uproarious
Verb: scream  skreem
  1. Utter a sudden loud cry
    "she screamed with pain when the doctor inserted the needle";
    - shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, holler, hollo [non-standard], squall
  2. Utter or declare in a very loud voice
    "You don't have to scream--I can hear you just fine";
    - yell
  3. Make a loud, piercing sound
    "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
  4. Move quickly and violently
    "The car screamed down the street";
    - tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit]

Derived forms: screamings

See also: humorous, humourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard], intense, sensational

Type of: belt along, bucket along, call, cannonball along, cry, emit, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, let loose, let out, make noise, noise, outcry, pelt along, race, resound, rush, rush along, shout, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, utter, vociferation, yell, zip

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