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Related / Similar Words: outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation, war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, watchword, weep, exclaim, cry out, call out, shout out, scream, holler, hollo, squall, blazon out


  • a fit of weeping; "had a good cry";
  • a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience";
  • a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain";
  • a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy''";
  • the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night";
  • shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "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";
  • bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep";
  • utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!'' he exclaimed"; "`Help!'' she cried"; "`I''m here,'' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost";
  • utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn''t hear me";
  • proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square";
  • utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying";
  • demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention";

    See Also: call out, exclaim, cry out, outcry, shout


    Hyponyms: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl, blue murder, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry, halloo, hoot, hosanna, noise, scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching, whoop, war cry, war whoop, rallying cry, battle cry, yelling, shouting, yodel, boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird, complaint, baa, bark, bay, bleat, bray, cackle, caterwaul, caw, cheep, peep, cluck, coo, crow, gobble, growl, growling, honk, howl, meow, mew, miaou, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny, yelp, yelping, wail, whimper, mewl, pule, bawl, tear, sob, snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffle, gee, hurrah, shrill, pipe up, pipe, ululate, yawl, squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh


    Grouped Verbs: weep, call out, shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall, exclaim, cry out, outcry


    Derivational Morphology: weep, exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall, outshout, weeper, crier, crying, weeping, tears, vociferation, exclamation, exclaiming, bellow, bellowing, holla, hollering, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching, screamer, yelling, shouting, town crier


    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: plakati   Catalan: plorar  
    Croatian: plakati   Danish: gråd and græde and råb and råbe  
    Dutch: huilen   Estonian: karje and karjuma and nutma and nutt  
    Finnish: huutaa and itkeä and itku and karjahdus   French: cri and pleurer  
    Frisian: skrieme and treure   Galician: chorar  
    German: Schrei and schreien and weinen   Hebrew: בכי and לבכות  
    Hungarian: kiáltani and kiáltás and sírás   Ido: kriar and plorar  
    Irish: caoin and goil   Italian: piangere and urlo  
    Japanese: 泣く   Korean: 소리치다 and 외침 and 울다 and 울음  
    Latin: lacrimare   Malayalam: കരയുക  
    Polish: kryczeć and płacz and płakać   Portuguese: bradar and brado and chorar and choro  
    Romanian: plânge and plânset and ţipăt   Russian: крик and кричать and плакать and плач  
    Slovak: kričať and plakať and plač   Slovene: jok and krik  
    Spanish: llanto and llorar   Telugu: ఏడుపు and కేక  
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