screed

noun \ ˈskrēd \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of screed

1 a : 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

  1. In her screed against the recording industry, she blamed her producer for ruining her career.

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Origin and Etymology of screed

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

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SCREED Defined for English Language Learners

screed

noun

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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