shouting

shouting
shout|ing [ˈʃautıŋ] n [U]
1.) when people say things very loudly
We heard a lot of shouting and went to investigate.
2.) be all over bar the shouting
BrE spoken used to say that something is almost finished and there is no doubt what the result will be

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  • Shouting — Shout Shout (shout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shouting}.] [OE. shouten, of unknown origin; perhaps akin to shoot; cf. Icel. sk[=u]ta, sk[=u]ti, a taunt.] 1. To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shouting — Shou|ting [ ʃa̮utɪŋ ], das; [s] [engl. shouting, zu: to shout = rufen, schreien]: aus [kultischen] Gesängen der afroamerikanischen Musik entwickelter Gesangsstil des Jazz mit starker Tendenz zu abgehacktem Rufen od. Schreien. * * * Shou|ting [… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • shouting — See: ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shouting — See: ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shouting — noun Shouting is used before these nouns: ↑match …   Collocations dictionary

  • Shouting — Shou|ting das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. shouting, eigtl. »das Schreien«, zu engl. to shout »rufen, schreien«> aus [kultischen] Gesängen der Afroamerikaner entwickelter Gesangsstil des Jazz mit starker Tendenz zu abgehacktem Rufen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • shouting — See: all over but the shouting …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shouting — noun 1. encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators (Freq. 2) it s all over but the shouting • Syn: ↑cheering • Derivationally related forms: ↑cheer (for: ↑cheering) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shouting fire in a crowded theater — is a frequent paraphrasing of a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. s opinion in the United States Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States in 1919. The quote is used to express the limits on free speech under the terms of the First… …   Wikipedia

  • shouting match — shouting matches N COUNT: oft N with/between n A shouting match is an angry quarrel in which people shout at each other. We had a real shouting match with each other …   English dictionary

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