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cry

noun (n)

  • a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: yell
    Example:
    A cry of rage.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slogan used to rally support for a cause (noun.communication)
    Example:
    A cry to arms.
    source: wordnet30
  • a fit of weeping (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Had a good cry.
    source: wordnet30
  • the characteristic utterance of an animal (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • utter a sudden loud cry (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain (verb.body)
    Synonym: weep
    Antonym: express joy, express mirth, laugh
    source: wordnet30
  • utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • proclaim or announce in public (verb.communication)
    Synonym: blazon out
    Example:
    Before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news.
    source: wordnet30
  • demand immediate action (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    This situation is crying for attention.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter a characteristic sound (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The cat was crying.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring into a particular state by crying (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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