screed

noun
\ ˈskrēd How to pronounce screed (audio) \

Definition of screed

1a : a lengthy discourse
b : an informal piece of writing (such 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 a Sentence

In her screed against the recording industry, she blamed her producer for ruining her career.
Recent Examples on the Web But hey, it’s August, and who needs another screed? BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 According to a lengthy screed authorities believe Payton Gendron posted before allegedly killing 10 people on Saturday, the 18-year-old was drawn to hateful rhetoric from a mass murderer on the other side of the world. Mark Berman, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Far from being a sober statistical survey of business moves, the paper is more of a screed comprising the usual conservative beefs about California, such as too much regulation. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Gendron displayed extremist behavior online, law enforcement officials said, and is believed to have written a 180-page screed referencing racist ideology and citing several people who made national headlines for mass killings. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 The network largely ignored the theory at the heart of the suspect's apparent screed. Brian Stelter, CNN, 15 May 2022 Good luck with those in an age when the screed and the accusation have become our basic prose genres. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 His plan for the shooting in Buffalo resembled the 2019 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in which more than 20 people died and the gunman had also posted a four-page screed filled with white supremacist views. Troy Closson, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 His plan for the shooting in Buffalo resembled the 2019 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex., in which more than 20 people died and the gunman had also posted a four-page screed filled with white supremacist views. New York Times, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of screed

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for screed

Middle English screde fragment, alteration of Old English scrēade — more at shred entry 1

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Last Updated

11 Aug 2022

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“Screed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screed. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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