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v. screamed, scream·ing, screams
1. To utter a long loud piercing cry, as from pain or fear.
2. To make a loud piercing sound: Jet planes screamed through the air.
3. To speak or write in an excited or fearful manner.
4. To have or produce a startling effect: The outlandish costume screamed with clashing colors.
To utter or say in a screaming voice or in an excited or fearful manner: The fans screamed their displeasure.
1. A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
2. Informal One that is hilariously or ridiculously funny: The new play was a scream.
[Middle English screamen, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse scræma.]
uttering or emitting a sharp piercing cry
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|Noun||1.||screaming - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"|
|2.||screaming - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|Adj.||1.||screaming - so extremely intense as to evoke screams; "in screaming agony"; "a screaming rage"|
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
|2.||screaming - resembling a scream in effect; "screaming headlines"; "screaming colors and designs"|
sensational - causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
|3.||screaming - marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter; "hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce"; "uproarious stories"|