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 for Screaming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Screaming \Scream"ing\, a.
     1. Uttering screams; shrieking.
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     2. Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill;
        sharp.
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              The fearful matrons raise a screaming cry. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scream \Scream\ (skr[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screamed
     (skr[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Screaming.] [Icel. skraema to
     scare, terrify; akin to Sw. skr[aum]ma, Dan. skraemme. Cf.
     Screech.]
     To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp
     outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to
     shriek; to screech.
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           I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. --Shak.
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           And scream thyself as none e'er screamed before.
                                                    --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  screaming
      adj 1: so extremely intense as to evoke screams; "in screaming
             agony"; "a screaming rage"
      2: resembling a scream in effect; "screaming headlines";
         "screaming colors and designs"
      3: marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive
         laughter; "hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce";
         "uproarious stories" [syn: hilarious, screaming(a),
         uproarious]
      n 1: sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
           [syn: scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking,
           screech, screeching]
      2: a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at
         the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the
         brakes" [syn: screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking,
         scream, screaming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "screaming":
     absurd, amusing, bawling, bizarre, blatant, blinding, boanergean,
     brawling, brazen, brazenfaced, clamorous, clamoursome, colorful,
     crude, crying, droll, eccentric, extravagant, flagrant, flaring,
     flashy, flaunting, funny, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous,
     hilarious, humorous, incongruous, laughable, loud, loudmouthed,
     ludicrous, lurid, meretricious, noisy, obstreperous, obtrusive,
     openmouthed, overbright, priceless, quaint, quizzical, raw, rich,
     ridiculous, risible, sensational, shameless, shouting, shrieking,
     spectacular, tawdry, vociferant, vociferating, vociferous, vulgar,
     whimsical, witty, yammering, yapping, yelling, yelping
  
  

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