cry

Definitions of cry
  1. verb
    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    “She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death”
    synonyms: weep
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    express joy, express mirth, laugh
    produce laughter
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    mewl, pule, wail, whimper
    cry weakly or softly
    bawl
    cry loudly
    tear
    fill with tears or shed tears
    sob
    weep convulsively
    blub, blubber, sniffle, snivel, snuffle
    cry or whine with snuffling
    type of:
    express emotion, express feelings
    give verbal or other expression to one's feelings
  2. verb
    bring into a particular state by crying
    “The little boy cried himself to sleep”
    Synonyms:
    weep
    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. noun
    a fit of weeping
    “had a good cry
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    blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst
    an unrestrained expression of emotion
  4. noun
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    “the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience”
    synonyms: call, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
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    bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl
    a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    blue murder
    an extravagantly loud outcry
    catcall
    a cry expressing disapproval
    clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    loud and persistent outcry from many people
    halloo
    a shout to attract attention
    hoot
    a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
    hosanna
    a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
    noise
    a loud outcry of protest or complaint
    scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
    sharp piercing cry
    whoop
    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
    battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, war whoop
    a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    shouting, yelling
    uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    yodel
    a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
    Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
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    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  5. noun
    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    “a cry of rage”
    synonyms: yell
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    complaint
    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
    exclamation
    a loud complaint or protest or reproach
    lament, lamentation, plaint, wail
    a cry of sorrow and grief
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    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  6. noun
    a slogan used to rally support for a cause
    “a cry to arms”
    synonyms: battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, watchword
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    catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan
    a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  7. noun
    the characteristic utterance of an animal
    “animal cries filled the night”
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    baa
    the cry made by sheep
    bark
    the sound made by a dog
    bay
    the sound of a hound on the scent
    bleat
    the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
    bray
    the cry of an ass
    cackle
    the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
    caterwaul
    the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
    caw
    the sound made by corvine birds
    cheep, peep
    the short weak cry of a young bird
    cluck, clucking
    the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    coo
    the sound made by a pigeon
    crow
    the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
    gobble
    the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
    growl, growling
    the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    honk
    the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
    howl
    the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
    meow, mew, miaou, miaow, miaul
    the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    moo
    the sound made by a cow or bull
    neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny
    the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    roar
    the sound made by a lion
    yelp, yelping, yip
    a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    bow-wow
    the bark of a dog
    cock-a-doodle-doo
    an imitation of the crow of a cock
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    sound
    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  8. verb
    utter a sudden loud cry
    “she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle”
    synonyms: call, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
    call
    utter in a loud voice or announce
    call out, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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    hollo
    cry hollo
    hurrah
    shout `hurrah!'
    halloo
    shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
    whoop
    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
    utter a shrill cry
    howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
    emit long loud cries
    screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
    utter a harsh abrupt scream
    caterwaul, yowl
    utter shrieks, as of cats
    squall, waul, wawl
    make high-pitched, whiney noises
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  9. verb
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    “`Help!' she cried
    synonyms: call out, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
    call, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
    utter a sudden loud cry
    call out
    call out loudly, as of names or numbers
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    gee
    give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
    aah, ooh
    express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
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    express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  10. verb
    proclaim or announce in public
    “before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news”
    “He cried his merchandise in the market square”
    synonyms: blazon out
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    announce, denote
    make known; make an announcement
  11. verb
    utter a characteristic sound
    “The cat was crying
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  12. verb
    demand immediate action
    “This situation is crying for attention”
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    need, require, want
    have need of
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