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

The Shorewood march took on a somber tone — there were no chants or slogans shouted over a bullhorn — as demonstrators sought to convey the seriousness of their concerns. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Immigrant-rights marchers rally in Wisconsin and the nation," 30 June 2018 Fist-pumping, flag-waving, and slogan-shouting masses of Pyongyang residents normally assemble each year for the rally to kick off a month of anti-US, Korean War-focused events designed to strengthen nationalism and unity. The Christian Science Monitor, "North Korea cancels its annual anti-US rally," 25 June 2018 The former want to talk about The Kissing Booth all the time, even shout about it over their computers in an open-plan office. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Is The Kissing Booth The Best Teen Movie Of Our Time?," 22 June 2018 And yes, there is a bit where everyone is shouting password guesses to try to stop the malware from detonating, as the Bosnian sniper and her crew attempt to ambush the president. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "The President Is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel," 17 June 2018 Guests quietly took their seats and shrieked and shouted in unison during the film. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "A Séance Gone Bad: Hereditary’s New York City Premiere Was All Screams and Shouts," 6 June 2018 On belay, McBrayer climbed down from the ridge, searching for hours around wind drifts and shouting in hopes of hearing a reply. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Weeks after her wedding day, a Polish climber survives a 1,000-foot slide from a Denali ridge," 6 June 2018 The finale for Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale left viewers shouting to know what would happen next. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: 19 Startling Moments in 'The Word'," 11 July 2018 Just one game in summer league, but this shouted progress. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "For Charlotte Hornets' Malik Monk, the shots were nice, but the decisions were huge," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 In addition to thanking the fire department and police, an emotional Meyers gave a special shout out to Alexi. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Seth Meyers' wife Alexi Ashe gives birth to second son in their apartment building lobby," 10 Apr. 2018 Clint also gave a special shout out to Chip and Joanna Gaines. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "It's Official: Clint Harp from 'Fixer Upper' Is Getting His Own DIY Series," 22 June 2017

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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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