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cry

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1 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion

  • a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared
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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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bawl, blub [chiefly British], blubber, sob, weep

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2 to utter oneʼs 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

  • a mother crying for help
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