cri de coeur

noun \ ˌkrē-də-ˈkər \

Definition of cri de coeur

plural cris de coeur play \ˌkrē-də-ˈkər\
:a passionate outcry (as of appeal or protest)

Origin and Etymology of cri de coeur

French, literally, cry from the heart


Learn More about cri de coeur


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cri de coeur? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!