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 Just plug a lamp into your smart plug and shout at Alexa to turn on the light. Tj Donegan, USA TODAY, "This Echo Dot Prime Day deal is the one I always regret not buying," 13 Oct. 2020 The two cited the vocal Trump supporters in their conservative communities who sometimes shout down dissenters. Katie Glueck, New York Times, "Democrats in Trump Country: They’re Not Shy Anymore About Liking Biden," 12 Oct. 2020 The Senior Centers of West Hartford present their first Halloween costume and car parade, taking place on Friday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. Honk, shout and wave. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 In one video, the two stopped at an intersection that police had temporarily closed to let protesters pass. Harrison, according to video, used her bullhorn to shout at the crowd. AZCentral.com, "2 women became stars of Arizona's Patriot movement by antagonizing foes. Then they clashed," 1 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Belarusian protesters continue to shout her name and face brutal repression each weekend in the capital of Minsk. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Exclusive: Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya discusses fight for democracy," 1 Oct. 2020 Wallace had to shout at the nominees several times in order to keep the debate running as planned. Jeffrey Taylor, Bloomberg.com, "Debate Commission Says Changes Coming After Trump-Biden Faceoff," 30 Sep. 2020 Staffers are encouraged to shout and express their personalities. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "The Future of the Office Lunch," 28 Sep. 2020 As viewers took to Twitter to shout-out the famous faces who graced the stage, model and Pose star Indya Moore emerged as one of the standout favorites. Harper's BAZAAR, "Twitter Was Obsessed with Indya Moore's Sultry Cameo in the Savage x Fenty Show," 2 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Don’t miss the shout-out for San Francisco baker Penelope Lao’s pastry boxes! Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Yelp now alerts users to racism at businesses... sort of," 12 Oct. 2020 Wine selection courtesy of Maggie Harrison: This is a bit of a trick question, as Harrison gives Viognier a specific shout-out in the article for pairing with squash soup. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Peerless (and fearless) wine pairings with vegetarian meals," 8 Oct. 2020 On Sunday, McSorley retweeted the Penn State football team’s shout-out to its former star quarterback. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "How did Ravens third-string QB Trace McSorley become a TikTok sensation? ‘I can’t explain it.’," 6 Oct. 2020 The high-profile shout-out came after debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump to condemn white supremacists and Joe Biden asked Trump to condemn the Proud Boys. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "Proud Boys: A small, incendiary group chummy with Florida and its political figures," 3 Oct. 2020 The extremist group with ties to white nationalism were energized by the shout out and immediately adopted it as a rallying cry on social media. NBC News, "'Clown,' 'Racist,' 'You're not smart': First presidential debate devolves into name-calling slug fest," 30 Sep. 2020 Trump’s debate shout-out into an online rallying cry. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "Trump and the Limits of Content Moderation," 30 Sep. 2020 Robinson and the Heat earned a shout-out from Michigan coach Juwan Howard, who ended his career as a player in Miami before serving as an assistant coach from 2013-19. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Duncan Robinson's improbable basketball journey: From Michigan basketball to NBA Finals," 28 Sep. 2020 Bow your heads for a moment and give a shout-out to Tex Schramm, who insisted that the new team from Texas should play in a division on the Eastern seaboard. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Cowboys can’t get out of their own way vs. the Seahawks. At least they’re still the beasts of the NFC Least," 28 Sep. 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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Time Traveler for shout

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

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Last Updated

17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Shout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shout. Accessed 22 Oct. 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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