screaming

adjective

scream·​ing ˈskrē-miŋ How to pronounce screaming (audio)
1
: so striking or conspicuous as to attract notice as if by screaming
screaming headlines
dressed in screaming red
2
: so funny as to provoke screams of laughter
a screaming farce
3
: extremely fast or powerful
a screaming line drive
screamingly adverb

Examples of screaming in a Sentence

The room's walls were painted in a screaming yellow. a screaming need for reform The batter hit a screaming line drive right at the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web There was more screaming and yelling for people who wanted to get a ventilator available in their home. Chris Lee, Vulture, 16 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of screaming was in 1848

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“Screaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screaming. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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screaming

adjective
scream·​ing ˈskrē-miŋ How to pronounce screaming (audio)
1
: noticeable as if by screaming
screaming headlines
a screaming red
2
: very funny
3
: extremely fast or powerful
the speedboat was a screaming machine
screamingly adverb

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