countercry

noun
coun·​ter·​cry | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkrī How to pronounce countercry (audio) \
variants: or counter-cry
plural countercries or counter-cries

Definition of countercry

: a cry made in response to another cry The cry had been raised to save the splendid pile, and the counter-cry … to save it from being saved.— Henry James All through the South and West, Elvis is packing theaters … and filling letters-to-the-editor columns with cries of alarm and, from adolescents, counter-cries of adulation.Time

First Known Use of countercry

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Countercry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercry. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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