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cry

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1 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion
  • The boy let out a joyful cry when his lost dog returned home.
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2 a natural vocal sound made by an animal
  • the lonesome cry of a coyote
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3 an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product)
  • "A chance to change America" was the cry on which the candidate was hoping to win the White House.
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4 an earnest request
  • The king was deaf to their cries.
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5 a sudden short emotional utterance
  • Cries of disbelief greeted the announcement of the surprise winner for best picture.
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cry

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1 to shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress
  • Some kids started to cry even before the doctor had given them their shot.
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2 to utter one's distinctive animal sound
  • We knew that we were getting very close to the ocean when we could hear sea gulls crying.
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3 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • We heard someone cry "Wait!" but the train pulled away anyway.
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