Definition of Screaming

1. Noun. Sharp piercing cry. "Her screaming attracted the neighbors"

Exact synonyms: Scream, Screech, Screeching, Shriek, Shrieking
Generic synonyms: Call, Cry, Outcry, Shout, Vociferation, Yell
Derivative terms: Scream, Scream, Screech, Screechy, Shriek, Shriek



2. Adjective. So extremely intense as to evoke screams. "A screaming rage"
Similar to: Intense

3. Noun. A high-pitched noise resembling a human cry. "He heard the scream of the brakes"
Exact synonyms: Scream, Screech, Screeching, Shriek, Shrieking
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Scream, Scream, Screech, Screechy, Screech, Shriek

4. Adjective. Resembling a scream in effect. "Screaming colors and designs"
Similar to: Sensational

5. Adjective. Marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter. "Uproarious stories"
Exact synonyms: Hilarious, Uproarious
Similar to: Humorous, Humourous
Derivative terms: Hilarity

Definition of Screaming

1. a. Uttering screams; shrieking.

Definition of Screaming

1. Verb. (present participle of scream) ¹

2. Adjective. Loud, sharp, and piercing to the ear. ¹

3. Adjective. Obvious; distinct. ¹

4. Adjective. (LGBT slang) Effeminate, flamboyant or otherwise obviously gay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screaming

1. scream [v] - See also: scream

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screaming

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Literary usage of Screaming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"This case may be accepted as a very fair example of the screaming of which we are now speaking ... During this time the screaming is violent and continuous. ..."

2. Levana: Or, The Doctrine of Education by Jean Paul (1863)
"screaming AND CRYING OF CHILDREN. §66. THE best about this is already written, and the gleanings, too, along with it. All that need be done more is, ..."

3. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"The screaming and weeping of infants — Form of features — Age at which weeping commences — The effects of habitual restraint on weeping — Sobbing — Cause ..."

4. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"The screaming and weeping of infants—Forms of features —Age at which weeping commences—The effects of habitual restraint on weeping—Sobbing—Cause of the ..."

5. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"The screaming and weeping of infants — Form of features — Age at which weeping commences — The effects of habitual restraint on weeping — Sobbing ..."

6. Levana: Or, The Doctrine of Education by Jean Paul (1848)
"But now their weak, five-sensed heart is driven to and fro by the crying and screaming of children, as by winds and waves; and, since they themselves often ..."

7. American Public Health Protection by Henry Bixby Hemenway, Edwin Frederick Bowers, Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"CHAPTER VIII THE screaming NERVE ONE peculiar evidence of what Emerson blithely termed "compensation" is that the things that hurt us the worst are rarely ..."

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