how to pronounce screed


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screed is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of screed in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… is an objectivist screed about an …”

meanings of screed


  1. (construction, masonry) Senses relating to building construction and masonry.
  2. A piece of land, especially one that is narrow.
  3. Chiefly in the plural form screeds: a large quantity.
  4. A tool such as a long strip of wood or other material which is drawn over a wet layer of concrete, plaster, etc., to make it smooth and flat; also, a machine that achieves this effect; a screeder.
  5. The sound of something scratching or tearing.
  6. A smooth, flat layer of concrete, plaster, or similar material, especially if acting as a base for paving stones, tiles, wooden planks, etc.
  7. A rent, a tear.
  8. A piece of writing (such as an article, letter, or list) or a speech, especially if long.
  9. A speech or piece of writing which contains angry and extended criticism; a diatribe, a harangue.
  10. A tool, usually a long strip of wood or other material, placed on a floor to be covered with concrete, a wall to be plastered, etc., as a guide for producing a smooth, flat surface.
  11. A (discordant) sound or tune played on bagpipes, a fiddle, or a pipe.
  12. A piece or narrow strip cut or torn off from a larger whole; a shred.


  1. To rend, to shred, to tear.
  2. To read or repeat from memory fluently or glibly; to reel off.
  3. To play (a sound or tune) on bagpipes, a fiddle, or a pipe.
  4. To make a discordant or harsh scratching or tearing sound.
  5. To use a screed to produce a smooth, flat surface of concrete, plaster, or similar material; also (generally) to put down a layer of concrete, plaster, etc.
  6. To become rent or torn.
  7. To play bagpipes, a fiddle, or a pipe.


  1. Strewn with scree.

screed frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word screed occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics screed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that screed can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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