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
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.
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.
A long screed about a film to someone at a hotel bar who, turns out, produced it.
Ed Robinson, Stein’s attorney, countered with his fake news defense: His client’s fears about Somalis were a byproduct of screeds on Facebook and conspiracy theories not only from right-wing web sites, but from Donald Trump himself.
Spencer hosted Ron Paul, then not yet widely known to have published antiblack screeds in the 1980s and ’90s, at his discussion club.
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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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