HyperDic: cry

English > 12 senses of the word cry:
NOUNcommunicationcry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferationa loud utterance
communicationcry, yella loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
communicationcry, war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, watchworda slogan used to rally support for a cause
communicationcrya fit of weeping
eventcrythe characteristic utterance of an animal
VERBcommunicationcry, shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallutter a sudden loud cry
bodycry, weepshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
communicationcry, exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shoututter aloud
communicationcry, blazon outproclaim or announce in public
consumptioncrydemand immediate action
communicationcryutter a characteristic sound
bodycrybring into a particular state by crying
cry > pronunciation
Soundskray'
Rhymesdecry ... wry: 14 rhymes with ray...
English > cry: 12 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.
Synonymsoutcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation
Narrowerbellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowlA very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
blue murderAn extravagantly loud outcry
boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, birdA cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt / contempt
catcallA cry expressing disapproval
clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cryLoud and persistent outcry from many people
hallooA shout to attract attention
hootA loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
hosannaA cry of praise or adoration (to God)
noiseA loud outcry of protest or complaint
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screechingsharp piercing cry
war cry, war whoop, rallying cry, battle cryA yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
whoopA loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement / excitement
yelling, shoutinguttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement / excitement
yodelA songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates / fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishalgarada, clamor, grito, protesta, tole, vociferación
Catalanaldarull, clam, clamor, crit, vociferació
Verbscryutter a sudden loud cry
English > cry: 12 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate).
Example"a cry of rage"
Synonymyell
Narrowercomplaint(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishalarido, bramido, chillido, clamor, grito
Catalanbram, clam, crit, xiscle, xisclet
Verbscryutter a sudden loud cry
English > cry: 12 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA slogan used to rally support for a cause.
Example"a cry to arms"
Synonymswar cry, rallying cry, battle cry, watchword
Broadermotto, slogan, catchword, shibbolethA favorite saying of a sect or political group
Spanishgrito de guerra
Catalancrit de guerra
English > cry: 12 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA fit of weeping.
Example"had a good cry"
Broadereffusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullitionAn unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
Spanishllanto, lloro
Catalanploranera, plor
Verbscryshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
English > cry: 12 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningThe characteristic utterance of an animal.
NarrowerbaaThe cry made by sheep
barkThe sound made by a dog
bayThe sound of a hound on the scent
bleatThe sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
brayThe cry of an ass
cackleThe sound made by a hen after laying an egg
caterwaulThe yowling sound made by a cat in heat
cawThe sound made by corvine birds
cheep, peepThe short weak cry of a young bird
cluck, cluckingThe sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
cooThe sound made by a pigeon
crowThe cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
gobbleThe characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
growl, growlingThe sound of growling (as made by animals)
honkThe cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
howlThe long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
meow, mew, miaou, miaow, miaulThe sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
mooThe sound made by a cow or bull
neigh, nicker, whicker, whinnyThe characteristic sounds made by a horse
roarThe sound made by a lion
yip, yelp, yelpingA sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Verbscryutter a characteristic sound
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter a sudden loud cry.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsshout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall
Narrowerhallooshout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
hollocry hollo
howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupemit long loud cries
hurrahshout 'hurrah!'
shriek, shrill, pipe up, pipeUtter a shrill cry
squawk, screak, skreak, skreigh, screechUtter a harsh abrupt scream
whoopshout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
See alsocry oututter aloud
Similar tocallUtter in a loud voice or announce
exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shoutUtter aloud
Spanishchillar, clamar, gritar, llamar, pregonar, vocear, vociferar
Catalanbaladrejar, clamar, cridar, pregonar, vociferar
Nounscrya loud utterance
crya loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymweep
Narrowerbawlcry loudly
snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snufflecry or whine with snuffling
sobweep convulsively
tearFill with tears or shed tears
wail, whimper, mewl, pulecry weakly or softly
Broaderexpress emotion, express feelingsGive verbal / verbal / verbal or other expression to one's feelings
Oppositelaugh, express joy, express mirthproduce laughter
Similar tocryBring into a particular state by crying
Spanishlagrimar, llorar, sollozar
Catalancridar, plorar
Nounscriera person who weeps
crya fit of weeping
cryingthe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningUtter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey cry that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsexclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout
NarrowergeeGive a command to a horse to turn to the right side
ooh, aahExpress admiration and pleasure by uttering 'ooh' or 'aah'
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Similar tocall outcall out loudly / loudly, as of names or numbers
shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Spanishexclamar, gritar
Catalanexclamar
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningproclaim or announce in public.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"
Synonymblazon out
Broaderannounce, denotemake known
Spanishgritar, pregonar
Catalancridar, pregonar
Nounscrier(formerly) an official who made public announcements
criera peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 5, consumption
Meaningdemand immediate action.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"This situation is crying for attention"
Broaderwant, need, requireHave need of
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningUtter a characteristic sound.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelYou can hear animals cry in the meadows; The meadows cry with animals
Example"The cat was crying"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Nounscrythe characteristic utterance of an animal
English > cry: 12 senses > verb 7, body
MeaningBring into a particular state by crying.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar tocry, weepshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
Nounscryingthe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

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