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cri de coeur

noun \ˌkrē-də-ˈkər\

Definition of cri de coeur


cris de coeur

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

Origin and Etymology of cri de coeur

French, literally, cry from the heart

First Known Use: 1904

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