Definition of screed
1a : a lengthy discourseb : 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 of screed from the Web
No mere environmentalist screed, Pyle’s book deepens and enriches our appreciation for the complexity of the Cascadian ecosystem, and our own problematic place in it.
James Lee’s trenchantly critical review of Nisbett’s signature book on the issue is nobody’s idea of a partisan or racist screed — Lee is a psychologist at Harvard.
Complaints/questions/enraged screeds/expressions of undying admiration can be sent here.
Jackson even showed up at the festivities from time to time, scandalizing the political sensibilities of the day every bit as much as Trump’s hectoring campaign screeds have.
Video footage of the protest shows Roman holding copies of the constitution and standing with a pro-Trump banner while shouting a profanity-laden screed at counter protestors, who were burning the American flag.
President Trump, in the wake of an apparent terror attack on London, opened his Twitter app and sent out one of his signature screeds.
The whole little screed, based on a misapprehension (Kennedy was not supporting the Court’s decision per se), shows a stiff anger.
His remarks, which wavered between doses of inspiration for the young graduates and angry screeds on his rivals, previewed a coming battle.
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SCREED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of screed for English Language Learners
: a long and often angry piece of writing that usually accuses someone of something or complains about something
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