shout

1 of 2

verb

shouted; shouting; shouts

intransitive verb

1
: to utter a sudden loud cry
2
: to command attention as if by shouting
a quality that shouts from good novelsJohn Gardner

transitive verb

1
: to utter in a loud voice
2
: to cause to be, come, or stop by or as if by shouting
shouted himself hoarse
the proponents shouted down the opposition
shouter noun

shout

2 of 2

noun

: a loud cry or call

Examples of shout in a Sentence

Verb There's no need to shout at me. well-wishers shouted to departing passengers from the dock Noun I gave a sudden shout of surprise when the shower abruptly turned ice-cold.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Impoverished and displaced, hawkers shout out their wares for sale: pots, pans, utensils, clothes, and old shoes salvaged from the rubble of Rafah and Khan Yunis. Ghada Abdulfattah, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 June 2024 The giraffe hoisted her a few feet in the air and her mom, who was in the pickup bed with her, shouted at the giraffe, prompting the animal to let go. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 5 June 2024
Noun
Activists’ shouts grew louder as the vice president’s motorcade approached. Anabel Sosa, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 Lively’s daughters were also in attendance on Wednesday, which Swift acknowledged by giving them a shout out from the stage. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for shout 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shout was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near shout

Cite this Entry

“Shout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shout. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

shout

1 of 2 verb
1
: to utter a sudden loud cry
shouted for joy
2
: to utter in a loud voice
shouted out the answers
shouter noun

shout

2 of 2 noun
: a loud cry or call

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