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English noun: shout

1. shout (communication) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition


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


Synonymscall, cry, outcry, vociferation, yell


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)battle cry, bellow, bellowing, bird, blue murder, boo, Bronx cheer, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, hoot, hoot, hosanna, hue and cry, noise, rallying cry, raspberry, razz, razzing, roar, roaring, scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shouting, shriek, shrieking, snort, war cry, war whoop, whoop, yelling, yodel, yowl


English verb: shout

1. shout (communication) utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)


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


ExamplesSam and Sue shout


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)bawl, bellow, holler, holler out, roar, scream, thunder, yell


Antonymswhisper

2. shout (communication) utter a sudden loud cry


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


Synonymscall, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout out, squall, yell


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)halloo, hollo, howl, hurrah, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, wail, whoop, yaup, yawl


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

3. shout (communication) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


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


ExamplesThey shout that there was a traffic accident


Synonymscall out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)aah, gee, ooh


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

4. shout (communication) use foul or abusive language towards


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


Synonymsabuse, blackguard, clapperclaw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe


Narrower (hyponym)curse, rail, revile, slang, vilify, vituperate









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