A loud cry.
tr. & intr.v. shout·ed, shout·ing, shoutsPhrasal Verb:
To say with or utter a shout. See Synonyms at yell.
To overwhelm or silence by shouting loudly.
[Middle English shoute, perhaps from Old Norse skūta, a taunt; see skeud- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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