outcry

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noun out·cry \ˈau̇t-ˌkrī\

Definition of outcry

  1. 1a :  a loud cry :  clamorb :  a vehement protest

  2. 2 :  auction

Examples of outcry in a sentence

  1. They were surprised by the outcry against the casino proposal.

  2. There was a lot of public outcry over his racial comments.

14th Century

First Known Use of outcry

14th century


OUTCRY Defined for English Language Learners

outcry

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noun out·cry \ˈau̇t-ˌkrī\

Definition of outcry for English Language Learners

  • : an expression of strong anger or disapproval by many people : a reaction showing that people are angry or unhappy about something


OUTCRY Defined for Kids

outcry

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noun out·cry \ˈau̇t-ˌkrī\

Definition of outcry for Students

plural

outcries

  1. 1 :  a loud and excited shout

  2. 2 :  a strong protest <Students raised an outcry against the new rules.>



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