verb (used without object)
to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears.
to weep; shed tears, with or without sound.
to call loudly; shout; yell (sometimes followed by out).
to demand resolution or strongly indicate a particular disposition:
The rise in crime cried out for greater police protection.
to give forth vocal sounds or characteristic calls, as animals; yelp; bark.
(of a hound or pack) to bay continuously and excitedly in following a scent.
(of tin) to make a noise, when bent, like the crumpling of paper.
the act or sound of crying; any loud utterance or exclamation; a shout, scream, or wail.
a fit of weeping:
to have a good cry.
the utterance or call of an animal.
a political or party slogan.
an oral proclamation or announcement.
a call of wares for sale, services available, etc., as by a street vendor.
an opinion generally expressed.
a pack of hounds.
a continuous baying of a hound or a pack in following a scent.
(v.) Middle English crien
< Anglo-French, Old French crier
< Vulgar Latin *crītāre
for Latin quirītāre
to cry out in protest, make a public cry; associated by folk etymology with Quirītēs Quirites
; (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French cri,
noun derivative of the v.
countercry, noun, pluralcountercries.
wail, keen, moan. 2.
sob, bawl, whimper. 3.
yowl, bawl, clamor, vociferate, exclaim, ejaculate, scream. Cry, shout, bellow, roar
refer to kinds of loud articulate or inarticulate sounds. Cry
is the general word: to cry out.
is to raise the voice loudly in uttering words or other articulate sounds: He shouted to his companions. Bellow
refers to the loud, deep cry of a bull, moose, etc., or, somewhat in deprecation, to human utterance that suggests such a sound: The speaker bellowed his answer. Roar
refers to a deep, hoarse, rumbling or vibrant cry, often of tumultuous volume: The crowd roared approval.