Meaning of “shout” in the English Dictionary

"shout" in English

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uk /ʃaʊt/ us /ʃaʊt/

shout verb (USE LOUD VOICE)

A2 [ I ] to speak with a very loud voice, often as loud as possible, usually when you want to make yourself heard in noisy situations, or when the person you are talking to is a long way away or cannot hear very well:

There's no need to shout, I can hear you.
[ + speech ] "I'll see you tomorrow," shouted Eleni above the noise of the helicopter.
[ + that ] He shouted from the garage that he'd be finished in about half an hour.

A2 [ I or T ] to express strong emotions, such as anger, fear, or excitement, or to express strong opinions, in a loud voice:

Dad really shouted at me when I broke the window.
He shouted abuse at the judge after being sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
The fans were screaming and shouting out the names of the band members.
[ + to infinitive ] I shouted at him to put the gun down.
[ + speech ] "Stop this childish nonsense at once!" he shouted furiously.

A2 [ I ] to try to attract attention in a loud voice:

I heard them shouting for help, but there was nothing I could do.
figurative It's the charities that shout loudest (= attract the most public attention) that often get given the most money.

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shoutnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃaʊt/ us /ʃaʊt/

(Definition of “shout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shout" in American English

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shoutverb [ I/T ]

us /ʃɑʊt/

to say something in a loud voice:

[ I ] If anyone’s up there," he shouted sternly, "come out now!"

shoutnoun [ C ]

us /ʃɑʊt/

a loud call:

When nominated for the presidency the entire audience came to its feet with a shout.

(Definition of “shout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)