screaming

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • /ˈskrɨːmɪŋ/

Verb[edit]

screaming

  1. present participle of scream

Adjective[edit]

screaming (comparative more screaming, superlative most screaming)

  1. Loud, sharp, and piercing to the ear.
  2. Obvious; distinct.
  3. First-rate; splendid.
    • 1971, Library Journal, volume 96, page 1569:
      All undergraduate libraries have been a screaming success as study halls. The Undergraduate Library of the University of Michigan may be the smash hit of all time; the attendance in that library during 1968-69 was 1,899,000.
  4. Hilariously funny; calculated to make people roar with laughter.
    a screaming farce
  5. (gay slang) Effeminate, flamboyant or otherwise obviously gay.
    Did you see that guy at the bar? Screaming!

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Noun[edit]

screaming (plural screamings)

  1. A scream.
    • 1875, John Lothrop Motley, The Life and Death of John of Barneveld Advocate of Holland:
      The hissings and screamings of the vulgar against him as he moved forward on his stedfast course he heeded less than those of geese on a common.

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