screed

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noun \ˈskrēd\

Definition of screed

  1. 1a :  a lengthy discourseb :  an informal piece of writing (such 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 and Etymology of screed

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


First Known Use: circa 1789

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SCREED Defined for English Language Learners

screed

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noun \ˈskrēd\

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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