to call or cry out loudly and vigorously.
to speak or laugh noisily or unrestrainedly.
to utter or yell (something) loudly.
Australian. to treat (another) to a drink, meal, amusement, or the like.
a loud call or cry: He gave a shout for help.
a sudden loud outburst, as of laughter.
the act of calling or crying out loudly.
- shouter, noun
- half-shouted, adjective
- un·shout·ed, adjective
- un·shout·ing, adjective
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How to use shout in a sentence
Another shouts, to no one in particular, “This is our house.”Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal | by Alec MacGillis | January 17, 2021 | ProPublica
Wide receivers, those detached football players who start plays a good shout from the ball and then exert like mad to touch it now and then, finally got themselves another Heisman Trophy on Tuesday night after a 29-year wait.Alabama’s DeVonta Smith becomes first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 years | Chuck Culpepper | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
About how their shouts caused a crowd to form, and before he knew it, he was surrounded by people.Behind a national memorial for Native American veterans, stories of slow loss, swift change and boots two sizes too big | Theresa Vargas | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
As a woman on a bullhorn led shouts of “Justice for Karon,” two men slung a brick and debris at the vehicle, smashing the rear window.Protesters demonstrate outside D.C. police station for second night after Karon Hylton’s death | Clarence Williams, Samantha Schmidt, Tom Jackman | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
One of the more tempting product ideas has been the development of the omnipresent always-on video workspace where managers can always see their directs onscreen and team members are only a shout away from getting someone else’s attention.Remotion raises $13M to create a workplace video platform for short, spontaneous conversations | Lucas Matney | October 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
He did not shout “God is great,” but his random act served the purposes of ISIS almost as well.
Another shout-out might have been due to the organization that was leading the protests outside.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See | Jacob Siegel | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For James, wearing the shirt was “more of a shout-out to the family more than anything,” he told the Akron Beacon Journal.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See | Jacob Siegel | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.
For Mitch McConnell to shout gleefully requires some effort.
She did shout for joy, as with a sweeping stroke or two she lifted her body to the surface of the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
A great shout—partly, no doubt, of disappointment—was given when the lions escaped.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Pearson was loading his gun as fast as possible, when he heard a loud shout, and cries of “Look out!”Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
They did not shout as they took their gifts; but still the murmur ran from mouth to mouth: "Bella Madonna, bella Madonna."Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
At long last one of the keepers at the entrance to the small cages begins to shout very loudly.
British Dictionary definitions for shout
a loud cry, esp to convey emotion or a command
informal, British, Australian and NZ
a round, esp of drinks
one's turn to buy a round of drinks
informal a greeting (to family, friends, etc) sent to a radio station for broadcasting
informal an occasion on which the members of an emergency service are called out on duty
to utter (something) in a loud cry; yell
(intr) to make a loud noise
(tr) Australian and NZ informal to treat (someone) to (something), esp a drink
- shouter, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with shout
In addition to the idioms beginning with shout
- shout down
- shout from the rooftops
- all over but the shouting
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