shout

verb
\ˈshau̇t \
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

bawl, bay, bellow, call, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo), roar, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yell

Synonyms: Noun

cry, holler, hoot, howl, whoop, yell, yowl

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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.

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

Griezmann shouted as Umtiti conducted his post-match interview. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "France edges Belgium to reach World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Vive la Republique!’’ France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during the postmatch celebrations. Stephen Douglas, BostonGlobe.com, "France reaches World Cup final with win over Belgium," 10 July 2018 There was only one passerby, Dadoub said, that shouted out of their car window in support for Trump. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Protesters rally along Fifth Street in reaction to SCOTUS vote for Trump's travel ban," 29 June 2018 After causing the scene, the woman shouts briefly with someone near the door before leaving the store, video shows. Jared Gilmour, star-telegram, "Ice cream shop wouldn’t give her a refund. She started throwing cakes, Texas cops say," 18 June 2018 That’s a wildly ambitious stance, but not a soul shouts him down, for this team is built to last. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "In Bay Area pantheon of champions, Warriors are right at home," 10 June 2018 Zamora shouted at one point to the few dozen people huddled tightly in the dark on his living room floor. Joshua Partlow, chicagotribune.com, "Inside the church where Nicaraguan paramilitaries laid siege on university students," 14 July 2018 Cell phone video released Wednesday by TMZ shows the men shouting at each other and then the employee charging at Jones to fight. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Airport worker insulted, threatened Adam Jones before fight," 13 July 2018 When the trio arrives to a hilltop mansion with several flights of concrete steps to access the kitchen service entrance, a kitchen maid uses a megaphone to shout her ice order down to them. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Ice 'harvesting' was an important cold cash industry," 29 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

What designer would get a shout-out à la Calvin Klein? Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Clueless Remake Is Officially in the Works—and People Have Thoughts," 26 Oct. 2018 The crew also got a number of shout outs, as did snacks, a good book, and cell phones. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The One Thing Outlander Stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe Can't Live Without," 1 Oct. 2018 But Sabrina also gave a shout out to some more contemporary singers, including Rihanna and SZA. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Sabrina Carpenter Shares the Soundtrack to Her Life," 13 July 2018 Don’t forget to give a shout out to the rescue organization that helped you find your canine companion. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Do You Have the World's Cutest Rescue Dog? People and Pedigree Want to Turn Them Into a Star!," 10 July 2018 Rudd also gave a shout out to Children's Mercy Hospital, the beneficiary of the annual Big Slick fundraiser headlined by himself, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Watch Paul Rudd and Stephen Colbert gush about Kansas City," 29 June 2018 Francia Raisa’s courageous life-saving act has not gone unnoticed by Selena Gomez or her family, and Mandy Teefey, Selena’s mom, recently gave her a shout out at an awards ceremony! Houston Chronicle, "Unhappy mom is harassed by her family of pranksters," 9 June 2018 After about six months [of sobriety], give me a shout. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody Talks New 'Wildness' Album & His Battles With Depression and Alcohol," 1 June 2018 At the top of his set, Ferg gave a special shout out to actress Elle Fanning. Indya Brown, The Cut, "Tiffany Threw a Rap Concert on a Fifth Avenue Rooftop," 7 June 2018

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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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shout

verb

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

: a person's turn to buy drinks

shout

verb
\ˈshau̇t \
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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