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
1a : a lengthy discourseb : an informal piece of writing (as a personal letter)c : a ranting piece of writing
2 : a strip (as of a plaster of the thickness planned for the coat) laid on as a guide
3 : a leveling device drawn over freshly poured concrete
Examples of screed
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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