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

Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countercry was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Countercry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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