screaming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj screaming marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter "hilarious broad comedy","a screaming farce","uproarious stories"
    • adj screaming so extremely intense as to evoke screams "in screaming agony","a screaming rage"
    • adj screaming resembling a scream in effect "screaming headlines","screaming colors and designs"
    • n screaming sharp piercing cry "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
    • n screaming a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry "he ducked at the screechings of shells","he heard the scream of the brakes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Springfield, door to door salesman are prohibited from selling their goods while standing in the middle of the road, screaming at passing vehicles.
    • Screaming Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp. "The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry."
    • Screaming Uttering screams; shrieking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • screaming Crying or sounding shrilly.
    • screaming Causing a scream: as, a screaming farce (one calculated to make the audience scream with laughter).
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Quotations

  • Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda
    “A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.”
  • Jack Handey
    Jack Handey
    “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.”
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Whoopi Goldberg
    “I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.”
  • Bob Hawke
    Bob Hawke
    “The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest.”
  • Graham Greene
    Graham%20Greene
    “His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse.”

Idioms

Scream bloody murder - If you scream bloody murder, you protest loudly and angrily, or scream in fear.
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Scream blue murder - If someone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder.
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Usage

In literature:

It was a scream of terror, an innocent, a heart-broken scream!
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
In the crowd across the road many women screamed.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The silence suddenly was broken by a scream.
"The Whispering Spheres" by Russell Robert Winterbotham
He already had the entire Enforcement Corps screaming for his blood.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
A shrill scream followed; a heavy body came crashing through the branches, and struck the ground at my feet.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
At this moment, with loud screams, the wizard ravens took flight.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I could have screamed for joy of it.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
She screamed affectedly and danced about shaking off the ashes.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
And then the spell that had bound her faculties was unloosed, and she uttered scream after scream as she shook and awakened her husband.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
It nearly makes me scream.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
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In poetry:

They saw her no more, but her cries and shrieks
For four miles round they could hear,
And children at rest at their mother's breast,
Started and screamed with fear.
"A Ballad, Shewing How An Old Woman Rode Double, And Who Rode Before Her" by Robert Southey
Gray is the sea, and the skies are gray;
They are ghosts of our blue, bright yesterday;
And gray are the breasts of the gulls that scream
Like tortured souls in an evil dream.
"The Old Magic" by Edith Nesbit
Yet he had many a restless dream;
Both when he heard the eagles scream,
And when he heard the torrents roar,
And heard the water beat the shore
Near which their cottage stood.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
"False Hubert!" he cried; and his knightly sword
Was sheathed in the heart of the fiend-sold lord
With a scream of terror Gertrude fell—
For she knew the pride of Sir Raymond well!
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
When the glittering trinket was held in his sight,
My infant would utter no scream of delight;
When gently compelled from my bosom to part,
No cry of unwillingness gladdened my heart.
"The Complaint" by Caroline Fry
The way was dark within the gloomy church-yard,
As I wandered through the woodland near the stream,
With slow and heavy tread
Through a city of the dead,
When suddenly I heard a dreadful scream.
"In Deeper Vein" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Crying babies and screaming kids are a part of life, but if your sitting next to them on a long flight it can get old really quick.
The Silversun Pickups were scheduled to come to St Louis in November as one of the opening acts for Australian classic-rock scream-machine Wolfmother.
But a room full of screaming second-graders.
Iraqi Kurdish four-year-old Shwen screams during her circumcision in Iraq in 2009.
I read it and woke up screaming.
A man who allegedly gnawed a woman's head while screaming like an animal last week has been released from a hospital and is now in jail.
I'm learning all kinds of new things, like how to stifle a scream.
The Screaming Trees were, to me, far more interesting that their Seattle contemporaries.
T he real-estate signs that scream LUXURY CO-OPS have been ubiquitous for so long now, they barely register.
Special guests- Speeding cars, screaming kids and the general bruhaha of life.
That is, unless you happen to have enough money to not give three screaming squirts about how much gas prices go up.
"The neighbors heard us screaming in here," Thelma Maitland said.
So much so that people are known to start "screaming and giggling" when they see him around town.
Daniel Martin-McCormick got his start screaming and playing guitar in the wild and wonderful Black Eyes, which released two records on Dischord in 2003 and 2004.
Lydia Chiappini was asleep in her Blairstown home when she awoke to the screams of her llama "Gus" being mauled.
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In science:

The most sensitive range for the human ear seems to be between 2 and 3 kHz, which covers the sounds of human scream and that produced by opera singers who want to drive the emotion.
Music in Terms of Science
The fish in the subsonic flow region cannot hear the screams of the fish in the supersonic region because the emitted sound travels too slowly to propagate upstream.
Cosmic Problems for Condensed Matter Experiment
Bridge interests: anxiety, bracelets, corsets, edgar allen poe, emotions, (black) eyeliner, girl interrupted, girls, glitter, horror movies, insomnia, leather, lesbians, magick (sic), marylin monroe, (heavy) metal, night, poems, red, safety pins, screaming, spikes, techo, tori amos, etc.
Semantic Networks of Interests in Online NSSI Communities
Opening an input scream phase gets URL in shape of network input stream.
Novel Framework for Mobile Collaborative learning (MCL)to substantiate pedagogical activities
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