Definitions of shout
  1. verb
    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    “My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout
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    speak softly; in a low voice
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    scream, yell
    utter or declare in a very loud voice
    holler, holler out
    shout out
    roar, thunder
    utter words loudly and forcefully
    bawl, bellow
    shout loudly and without restraint
    type of:
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
  2. verb
    utter a sudden loud cry
    synonyms: call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout out, squall, yell
    utter in a loud voice or announce
    call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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    cry hollo
    shout `hurrah!'
    shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
    utter a shrill cry
    howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
    emit long loud cries
    screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
    utter a harsh abrupt scream
    caterwaul, yowl
    utter shrieks, as of cats
    squall, waul, wawl
    make high-pitched, whiney noises
    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  3. verb
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    “`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost”
    synonyms: call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry
    call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout out, squall, yell
    utter a sudden loud cry
    call out
    call out loudly, as of names or numbers
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    give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
    aah, ooh
    express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
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    express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  4. verb
    use foul or abusive language towards
    “The angry mother shouted at the teacher”
    synonyms: abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw
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    abuse with coarse language
    rail, revile, vilify, vituperate
    spread negative information about
    heap obscenities upon
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    assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe
    attack in speech or writing
  5. noun
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    synonyms: call, cry, outcry, vociferation, yell
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    bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl
    a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    blue murder
    an extravagantly loud outcry
    a cry expressing disapproval
    clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    loud and persistent outcry from many people
    a shout to attract attention
    a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
    a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
    a loud outcry of protest or complaint
    scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
    sharp piercing cry
    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
    battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, war whoop
    a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    shouting, yelling
    uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
    Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    a loud and harsh cry
    type of:
    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
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