- A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.
- usage: "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
- A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate. )
- usage: "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
- synonyms: yell
- A slogan used to rally support for a cause.
- usage: "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
- A fit of weeping.
- usage: "had a good cry"
- The characteristic utterance of an animal.
- usage: "animal cries filled the night"
- Utter a sudden loud cry.
- usage: "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
- Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: weep
- Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy.
- usage: "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
- Proclaim or announce in public.
- usage: "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
- synonyms: blazon out
- Demand immediate action.
- usage: "This situation is crying for attention"
- Utter a characteristic sound.
- usage: "The cat was crying"
- Bring into a particular state by crying.
- usage: "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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