adjective Date: 1848 1. so striking or conspicuous as to attract notice as if by screaming <
screaming headlines
a screaming need for reform
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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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