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SHOUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shout mean? 

SHOUT (noun)
  The noun SHOUT has 1 sense:

1. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

  Familiarity information: SHOUT used as a noun is very rare.


SHOUT (verb)
  The verb SHOUT has 4 senses:

1. utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
2. utter a sudden loud cry
3. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
4. use foul or abusive language towards

  Familiarity information: SHOUT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHOUT (noun)


Sense 1shout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell; call

Context example:

the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Hypernyms ("shout" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shout"):

bellow; bellowing; holla; holler; hollering; hollo; holloa; roar; roaring; yowl (a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal))

bird; boo; Bronx cheer; hiss; hoot; raspberry; razz; razzing; snort (a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt)

yodel (a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto)

shouting; yelling (uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement)

battle cry; rallying cry; war cry; war whoop (a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle)

whoop (a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement)

scream; screaming; screech; screeching; shriek; shrieking (sharp piercing cry)

noise (a loud outcry of protest or complaint)

hosanna (a cry of praise or adoration (to God))

hoot (a loud raucous cry (as of an owl))

halloo (a shout to attract attention)

clamor; clamoring; clamour; clamouring; hue and cry (loud and persistent outcry from many people)

catcall (a cry expressing disapproval)

blue murder (an extravagantly loud outcry)


SHOUT (verb)


Sense 1shout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

Hypernyms (to "shout" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shout"):

bawl; bellow (shout loudly and without restraint)

roar; thunder (utter words loudly and forcefully)

holler; holler out (shout out)

scream; yell (utter or declare in a very loud voice)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue shout

Antonym:

whisper (speak softly; in a low voice)


Sense 2shout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a sudden loud cry

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

shout out; scream; yell; cry; shout; squall; holler; hollo; call

Context examples:

she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle / I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Hypernyms (to "shout" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shout"):

howl; roar; ululate; wail; yaup; yawl (emit long loud cries)

pipe; pipe up; shriek; shrill (utter a shrill cry)

whoop (shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm)

halloo (shout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention)

hurrah (shout 'hurrah!')

hollo (cry hollo)

screak; screech; skreak; skreigh; squawk (utter a harsh abrupt scream)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3shout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

exclaim; cry out; call out; outcry; cry; shout

Context examples:

'I won!' he exclaimed / 'Help!' she cried / 'I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Hypernyms (to "shout" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shout"):

gee (give a command to a horse to turn to the right side)

aah; ooh (express admiration and pleasure by uttering 'ooh' or 'aah')

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They shout that there was a traffic accident


Sense 4shout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use foul or abusive language towards

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

clapperclaw; blackguard; abuse; shout

Context examples:

The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket / The angry mother shouted at the teacher

Hypernyms (to "shout" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shout"):

curse (heap obscenities upon)

rail; revile; vilify; vituperate (spread negative information about)

slang (abuse with coarse language)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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