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cry

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cry

  1. 1 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared Synonyms of cry shout, holler, hoot, howl, whoop, yell, yowlWords Related to cry ejaculation, interjection; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeak, squeal, yelp; bawl, bellow, clamor, outcry, roar; caterwaul, plaint, wailNear Antonyms of cry mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper

  2. 2 a natural vocal sound made by an animal the lonesome cry of a coyote Synonyms of cry call, noteWords Related to cry bark, bay, bellow, blat, bleat, bray, cackle, calling, caterwaul, caw, cheep, chirp, cluck, coo, crake, croak, crow, grunt, honk, hoot, howl, low, meow (also miaow), mew, moo, neigh, oink, peep, quack, roar, screech, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, trumpet, tu-whit tu-whoo, twitter, whinny, yap, yelp, yip, yowl

  3. 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 Synonyms of cry banner, catchphrase, slogan, shibboleth, tagline, watchwordWords Related to cry expression, idiom; catchword, cliché (also cliche); maxim, motto; battle cry, war cry

  4. 4 an earnest request the king was deaf to their cries Synonyms of cry adjuration, appeal, conjuration, plea, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplicationWords Related to cry application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence

  5. 5 a sudden short emotional utterance cries of disbelief greeted the announcement of the surprise winner for best picture Synonyms of cry exclamation, ejaculation, interjectionWords Related to cry aah (also ah), ooh; holler, hoot, howl, shout, whoop, yell, yelp, yowl; scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeak, squeal


cry

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cry

  1. 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 Synonyms of cry bawl, blub [chiefly British], blubber, sob, weep Words Related to cry greet [Scottish], grieve, keen, lament, mourn; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, mewl, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh

  2. 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 Synonyms of cry call, sing

  3. 3 to speak so as to be heard at a distance a mother crying for help Synonyms of cry bawl, bay, bellow, call, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellWords Related to cry crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms of cry breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper


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