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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

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

  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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