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cri de coeur

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noun \ˌkrē-də-ˈkər\

Definition of cri de coeur

plural cris de coeur \same\

  1. :  a passionate outcry (as of appeal or protest)



Origin of cri de coeur

French, literally, cry from the heart


First Known Use: 1904


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