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shout

[cf. Gul. ʃaut a religious ring dance in which the participants continue to perform until they become exhausted (Turner 1949:202); US Black shout to chant a religious song with emotion; to sing a blues or spiritual in a highly rhythmic manner with key words spoken loudly and in a high voice DAS; Krio shawt to sings religious song in the manner of a Negro spiritual KED; cf. OED shout to make an outcry expressive of joy, possibly influenced by Arabic ʃaut to move around the Kaaba (place sacred to Mohammedans) until exhausted (Turner 1949:202)] v. to express religious fervor: When she shout in the church Sunday, her wigs does drop off (Crooked).

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Last update: 2011-09-23 21:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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