screaming

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adjective scream·ing \ˈskrē-miŋ\

Definition of screaming

  1. 1 :  so striking or conspicuous as to attract notice as if by screaming <screaming headlines> <dressed in screaming red>

  2. 2 :  so funny as to provoke screams of laughter <a screaming farce>

  3. 3 :  extremely fast or powerful <a screaming line drive>

screamingly

adverb

Examples of screaming in a sentence

  1. The room's walls were painted in a screaming yellow.

  2. a screaming need for reform

  3. The batter hit a screaming line drive right at the shortstop.

1848

First Known Use of screaming

1848



SCREAMING Defined for English Language Learners

screaming

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adjective scream·ing \ˈskrē-miŋ\

Definition of screaming for English Language Learners

  • : very noticeable and difficult to ignore

  • : very fast or powerful



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