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 Another study found that men were much less willing to help crying men than crying women, while women's willingness to help didn't drastically differ depending on the crier's gender. Whizy Kim,, 24 June 2021 When no wolf was found, the crier lost all credibility. Fortune, 23 Dec. 2020 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, 25 May 2020 The Casagrandes are college professors, nurses, entrepreneurs and one of them is even a professional crier. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 26 Oct. 2019 Those below them were sorted into three groups: eyes, criers, and butchers. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, 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, 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, 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, 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of crier

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Crier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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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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