shout

verb
\ ˈshau̇t How to pronounce shout (audio) \
shouted; shouting; shouts

Definition of shout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

shout

noun

Definition of shout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a loud cry or call

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Other Words from shout

Verb

shouter noun

Synonyms for shout

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Its smash silenced them, then Kamana began to shout at Bella. Paul Theroux, The New Yorker, "Dietrologia," 30 Nov. 2020 In New Jersey, the public is encouraged not to sing or shout around the dinner table, at the direction of Gov. Phil Murphy. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "This year's uninvited Thanksgiving guest: Big Brother," 24 Nov. 2020 The friends shout over the show’s dialogue and comment on the characters’ questionable decisions. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Marie Claire, "Where Are All the Modern-Day Big-Budget Lesbian Films?," 18 Nov. 2020 Some have glanced at the computer screen and heard children shout out some answers. Amanda L Gordon, Bloomberg.com, "New York’s 4-Year-Olds Are Mastering Zoom to Get Into Elite Kindergartens," 17 Nov. 2020 The footage, which is about 30 to 40 seconds long, showed Wallace emerging from a house with a knife as family members shout about his mental condition, according to Johnson. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Body cam footage of Walter Wallace Jr. police shooting to be released day after national election," 30 Oct. 2020 The police officers appear to shout at Wallace to put down a knife. NBC News, "In Philadelphia, another night of protests after fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.," 28 Oct. 2020 My brother, believing that these efforts weren’t enough, proceeded to shout at me at the top of his lungs, accursing me of everything from not caring about our mother’s health, to not listening to him. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Brother’s rantings have natural consequences," 16 May 2020 Keep a safe distance, if possible: Resist the temptation to shout, shake hands, hug or have face-to-face conversations with fellow protesters. USA Today, "Celebrating Biden's win, protesting Trump's loss safely amid COVID-19: A guide on what to wear, bring and plan for.," 8 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Jamie gives a shout-out to one of the most spectacular hikes in the gorge. oregonlive, "How we visited 16 Columbia River Gorge waterfalls — in 1 day: Peak Northwest podcast," 3 Dec. 2020 To be fair, the shout-out to Prince Charles comes as no great surprise. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Great Reset: If Only It Were Just a Conspiracy," 27 Nov. 2020 And a special shout-out to 2020's biggest heroes: our frontline healthcare workers. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Winter on Indefinite Pause with a Few 40s First Week of December," 26 Nov. 2020 That, presumably, is a shout-out to imposing a border carbon adjustment on products from overseas. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: A look at Biden team plans for climate diplomacy," 23 Nov. 2020 Culpo ended her caption with a shout-out to other people with endometriosis. Mirel Zaman, refinery29.com, "Olivia Culpo Reveals Her Endometriosis Surgery: “I Understand The Depression”," 23 Nov. 2020 Milwaukee Record heard about the Milwaukee shout-out from a reader and posted a related clip from the show on YouTube. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Phish's Trey Anastasio has worn a MilwaukeeHome shirt for pajamas for 6 years," 9 Nov. 2020 Later, Daigneault gave them both a shout-out in his press conference. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Dom Amore: From student manager with Jim Calhoun’s UConn men, Mark Daigneault rises to NBA head coach," 16 Nov. 2020 Later Monday, Biden gave a shout-out to DeWine as a leader among conservative Republicans for his proactive efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Andrew Welsh-huggins And Julie Carr Smyth, Star Tribune, "Ohio Republican governor tweaked by Trump, praised by Biden," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of shout

Verb

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

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shout

Verb

Middle English

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

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Last Updated

4 Dec 2020

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“Shout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shout. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for shout

shout

verb
How to pronounce shout (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to say (something) very loudly
: to make a sudden, loud cry

shout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sudden, loud cry
British, informal : a person's turn to buy drinks

shout

verb
\ ˈshau̇t How to pronounce shout (audio) \
shouted; shouting

Kids Definition of shout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to make a sudden loud cry We shouted with joy.
2 : to say in a loud voice I shouted a warning.

shout

noun

Kids Definition of shout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sudden loud cry a shout of surprise

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Verb

shout, shriek, and screech mean to utter a loud cry. shout means any kind of loud cry meant to be heard either far away or above other noise. We shouted to them across the river. shriek means a high-pitched cry that is a sign of strong feeling. The children shrieked with excitement. screech means an extended shriek that is usually without words and very harsh and unpleasant. The cats fought and screeched.

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