from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of scream.
  • adj. Loud, sharp, and piercing to the ear.
  • adj. Obvious; distinct.
  • adj. Effeminate, flamboyant or otherwise obviously gay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Uttering screams; shrieking.
  • adj. Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crying or sounding shrilly.
  • Causing a scream: as, a screaming farce (one calculated to make the audience scream with laughter).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
  • adj. marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
  • n. sharp piercing cry
  • adj. so extremely intense as to evoke screams
  • adj. resembling a scream in effect


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    October 5, 2009

  • "Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the 'Ellie May,' a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."

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    October 3, 2009