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screed

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noun \ˈskrēd\

Simple Definition of screed

  • : a long and often angry piece of writing that usually accuses someone of something or complains about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of screed

  1. 1a :  a lengthy discourseb :  an informal piece of writing (as a personal letter)c :  a ranting piece of writing

  2. 2 :  a strip (as of a plaster of the thickness planned for the coat) laid on as a guide

  3. 3 :  a leveling device drawn over freshly poured concrete

Examples of screed in a sentence

  1. In her screed against the recording industry, she blamed her producer for ruining her career.



Origin of screed

Middle English screde fragment, alteration of Old English scrēade — more at shred


First Known Use: circa 1789

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