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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
cry (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to utter loudly - shout
2.
archaic - beg beseech
3.
intransitive verb
to proclaim publicly - advertise cry their wares
1.
to call loudly - shout
2.
to shed tears often noisily - weep sob
3.
to utter a characteristic sound or call
4.
to require or suggest strongly a remedy or disposition - a hundred things which cry out for planning Roger Burlingame
cry (noun)
1.
an instance of crying as
a) an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain
b) obsolete - outcry clamor
2.
a) obsolete - proclamation
b) Scottish - banns
3.
- entreaty appeal a cry for help
4.
a loud shout
5.
- watchword slogan
6.
a) common report
b) a general opinion
7.
the public voice raised in protest or approval
8.
a fit of weeping
9.
the characteristic sound or call of an animal
10.
a) a pack of hounds
b) (1) - pursuit used in the phrase in full cry hounds in full cry
(2) a peak of activity or excitement - used in the phrase in full cry a campaign in full cry
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
cry (noun)
1.
a loud vocal expression of strong emotion
SYNONIMS:
cry, holler, hoot, howl, whoop, yell, yowl
RELATED WORDS:
ejaculation, interjection; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeak, squeal, yelp; bawl, bellow, clamor, outcry, roar; caterwaul, plaint, wail
NEAR ANTONYMS:
mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper
cry (noun)
2.
a natural vocal sound made by an animal
SYNONIMS:
cry, note
RELATED WORDS:
bark, bay, bellow, blat, bleat, bray, cackle, calling, caterwaul, caw, cheep, chirp, cluck, coo, crake, croak, crow, grunt, honk, hoot, howl, low, meow ( miaow), mew, moo, neigh, oink, peep, quack, roar, screech, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, trumpet, tu-whit tu-whoo, twitter, whinny, yap, yelp, yip, yowl
cry (noun)
3.
an attention-getting word or phrase used to publicize something (as a campaign or product)
SYNONIMS:
banner, catchphrase, cry, shibboleth, tagline, watchword
RELATED WORDS:
expression, idiom; catchword, cliché ( cliche); maxim, motto; battle cry, war cry
cry (noun)
4.
an earnest request
SYNONIMS:
adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication
RELATED WORDS:
application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence
cry (noun)
5.
a sudden short emotional utterance
SYNONIMS:
cry, ejaculation, interjection
RELATED WORDS:
aah ( ah), ooh; holler, hoot, howl, shout, whoop, yell, yelp, yowl; scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeak, squeal
cry (verb)
1.
to shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress
SYNONIMS:
bawl, blub, blubber, sob, weep
RELATED WORDS:
greet [], grieve, keen, lament, mourn; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, mewl, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh
cry (verb)
2.
to utter one's distinctive animal sound
SYNONIMS:
call, sing
cry (verb)
3.
to speak so as to be heard at a distance
SYNONIMS:
bawl, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo ( halloo hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yell
RELATED WORDS:
crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp ( yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper
cry (verb)
to utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling
SYNONIMS:
blat, blurt (out), bolt, cry (out), ejaculate
RELATED WORDS:
blunder, leak; bellow, bleat, crow, holler, hoot, howl, roar, shout, whoop, yowl; aah ( ah), ooh; interject
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