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    cry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cry

    Definition
    (noun) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    Synonyms : call , outcry , shout , vociferation , yell
    Example Sentence
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
    Definition
    (noun) a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    Synonyms : yell
    Example Sentence
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain
    Definition
    (noun) a slogan used to rally support for a cause
    Example Sentence
    • a cry to arms
    • our watchword will be `democracy'
    Definition
    (noun) a fit of weeping
    Example Sentence
    • had a good cry
    Definition
    (noun) the characteristic utterance of an animal
    Example Sentence
    • animal cries filled the night
    Definition
    (verb) utter a sudden loud cry
    Synonyms : call , holler , hollo , scream , shout , shout out , squall , yell
    Example Sentence
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
    Definition
    (verb) shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    Synonyms : weep
    Example Sentence
    • She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death
    • The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs
    Definition
    (verb) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    Synonyms : call out , cry out , exclaim , outcry , shout
    Example Sentence
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
    Definition
    (verb) proclaim or announce in public
    Synonyms : blazon out
    Example Sentence
    • before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news
    • He cried his merchandise in the market square
    Definition
    (verb) demand immediate action
    Example Sentence
    • This situation is crying for attention
    Definition
    (verb) utter a characteristic sound
    Example Sentence
    • The cat was crying
    Definition
    (verb) bring into a particular state by crying
    Example Sentence
    • The little boy cried himself to sleep
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