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cry

noun

1 cry

A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.

synonyms: call, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell.

Roget 412: cry etc. v.; crying etc. v.; bowwow, ululation, latration, belling; reboation; wood-note; insect cry, ... show more

Roget 411: cry etc. v.; voice etc. (human) 580; hubbub; bark etc. (animal) 412.    vociferation, ... show more

Roget 839: lament, lamentation; wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, ... show more

Roget 531: publication; public announcement etc. 527; promulgation, propagation, proclamation, pronunziamento [It]; circulation, indiction, edition; hue and cry.    publicity, ... show more

Roget 532: news; information etc. 527; piece of news [Fr.], budget of news, budget of information; intelligence, tidings.    word, advice, aviso [Sp.], message; ... show more

Roget 580: voice; vocality; organ, lungs, bellows; good voice, fine voice, powerful voice etc. (loud) 404; musical voice etc. 413; ... show more

Roget 613: habit, habitude; assuetude, assuefaction, wont; run, way.    common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; ... show more

Dutch: geblèr, geroep, geschreeuw, kreet, schreeuw, uitroep
Polish: zew



2 cry

A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate):
— A cry of rage.

synonym: yell.

Polish: płacz

3 cry

A slogan used to rally support for a cause:
— A cry to arms.

synonyms: battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, watchword.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

4 cry

A fit of weeping.

5 cry

The characteristic utterance of an animal.

verb

1 cry

Utter a sudden loud cry.

synonyms: call, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

Roget 580: utter, breathe; give utterance, give tongue; cry etc. (shout) 411; ejaculate, rap out; vocalize, prolate, articulate, ... show more

Roget 411: cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, halloo, halloa, hoop, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, ... show more

Dutch: schreeuw, gillen, krijsen, schreeuwen

2 cry

Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.

synonym: weep.

Roget 839: lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with etc. 915; fret etc. (suffer) 828; ... show more

Dutch: huilen, schreien, wenen

3 cry

Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy.

synonyms: call out, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout.

4 cry

Proclaim or announce in public:
— Before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news.

synonym: blazon out.

Dutch: gillen

5 cry

Demand immediate action.

6 cry

Utter a characteristic sound.

Dutch: janken

7 cry

Bring into a particular state by crying.

Dutch: schreeuwen


Moby thesaurus: PR, adjuration, advertise, alleluia, animal noise, appeal, applaud, applause, ballyhoo, bark, barking, battle cry, bawl, bawling, bay, bell, bellow, bemoan, beseechment, bewail ... show more.

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