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shout

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verb \ˈshau̇t\

Definition of shout

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter a sudden loud cry

  3. 2 :  to command attention as if by shouting <a quality that shouts from good novels — John Gardner>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to utter in a loud voice

  6. 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

Examples of shout in a sentence

  1. There's no need to shout at me.

  2. <well-wishers shouted to departing passengers from the dock>

Origin and Etymology of shout

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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shout

noun

Definition of shout

  1. :  a loud cry or call

Examples of shout in a sentence

  1. <I gave a sudden shout of surprise when the shower abruptly turned ice-cold.>

14th Century

First Known Use of shout

14th century



SHOUT Defined for English Language Learners

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shout

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verb \ˈshau̇t\

Definition of shout for English Language Learners

  • : to say (something) very loudly

  • : to make a sudden, loud cry


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shout

noun

Definition of shout for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden, loud cry

  • : a person's turn to buy drinks


SHOUT Defined for Kids

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shout

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verb \ˈshau̇t\

Definition of shout for Students

shouted

shouting

  1. 1 :  to make a sudden loud cry <We shouted with joy.>

  2. 2 :  to say in a loud voice <I shouted a warning.>


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shout

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noun

Definition of shout for Students

  1. :  a sudden loud cry <a shout of surprise>



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