cry

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cry

noun

Definition of CRY

1
a loud vocal expression of strong emotion <a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared>
Synonyms cry, holler, hoot, howl, whoop, yell, yowl
Near Antonyms mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper
2
a natural vocal sound made by an animal <the lonesome cry of a coyote>
Synonyms cry, note
3
an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product) <A chance to change America was the cry on which the candidate was hoping to win the White House>
Related Words expression, idiom; catchword, cliché (also cliche); maxim, motto; battle cry, war cry
4
an earnest request <the king was deaf to their cries>
5
a sudden short emotional utterance <cries of disbelief greeted the announcement of the surprise winner for best picture>
Related Words aah (also ah), ooh; holler, hoot, howl, shout, whoop, yell, yelp, yowl; scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeak, squeal

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