crier

noun
cri·​er | \ ˈkrī(-ə)r How to pronounce crier (audio) \

Definition of crier

: one that cries:
a : an officer who proclaims the orders of a court

Examples of crier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even as its peers in Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Mumbai have abandoned their trading floors, the New York Stock Exchange has retained its famous pit and human criers. The Economist, "Off the floor Covid-19 forced trading floors to close. They’ll be back," 25 May 2020 The Casagrandes are college professors, nurses, entrepreneurs and one of them is even a professional crier. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "'The Casagrandes' wants to show kids what a Latinx family really looks like," 26 Oct. 2019 Those below them were sorted into three groups: eyes, criers, and butchers. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 As a result of Sterling's emotional bouts, he's been labeled as the cast's resident crier (though, as Susan has said, Justin Hartley might just give Sterling a run for his money). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Sterling K. Brown Is Embracing Every Emotion That Comes With Playing Randall," 19 Mar. 2019 As we get set for the 2018 national championship, For The Win looks back at some of our favorite characters, memes and criers from NCAA tournament history. 1. Chris Chase, For The Win, "The 15 best characters, memes and bawling adults from NCAA tournament history," 2 Apr. 2018 The old newspapers were called that, and there were criers that went from town to town singing the news, like in Robin Hood. Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, "Erin Enderlin Talks Acclaimed Album 'Whiskeytown Crier' & Being Chris Stapleton's Neighbor Back In the Day," 2 Nov. 2017 The criers of cold white tears (which eventually become snowflakes) believe that SAT scores, standardized tests and employment recommendations are being rejected to allow blacks and Latinos to erase Caucasians from achieving the American dream. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Trump’s Latest Tweets Are Dog Whistles to White Supremacists," 1 Nov. 2017 The criers weren’t stigmatized or diminished in the eyes of those who witnessed. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "If Lady Gaga (plus Rizzo and Skilling) can cry at work, why not the rest of us?," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of crier

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Crier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crier. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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crier

noun
cri·​er | \ ˈkrī-ər How to pronounce crier (audio) \

Kids Definition of crier

: a person whose job is to call out orders or announcements

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