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English adjective: screaming

1. screaming so extremely intense as to evoke screams


SamplesIn screaming agony.
A screaming rage.


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

2. screaming resembling a scream in effect


SamplesScreaming headlines.
Screaming colors and designs.


Similarsensational


Antonymsunsensational

3. screaming marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter


SamplesHilarious broad comedy.
A screaming farce.
Uproarious stories.


Synonymshilarious, uproarious


Similarhumorous, humourous


Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous


English noun: screaming

1. screaming (communication) sharp piercing cry


SamplesHer screaming attracted the neighbors.


Synonymsscream, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

2. screaming (event) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry


SamplesHe ducked at the screechings of shells.
He heard the scream of the brakes.


Synonymsscream, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking


Broader (hypernym)noise









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