out-cry

outcry

[n. out-krahy; v., out-krahy]
noun, plural outcries.
1.
a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like.
2.
a crying out.
3.
loud clamor.
4.
an auction.
verb (used with object), outcried, outcrying.
5.
to outdo in crying; cry louder than.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see out-, cry


3. uproar, commotion.
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outcry
 
n , pl -cries
1.  a widespread or vehement protest
2.  clamour; uproar
3.  commerce a method of trading in which dealers shout out bids and offers at a prearranged meeting: sale by open outcry
 
vb , -cries, -cries, -crying, -cried
4.  (tr) to cry louder or make more noise than (someone or something)

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outcry
1382, "act of crying aloud," from out + cry (q.v.). In metaphoric sense of "public protest," first attested 1911 in George Bernard Shaw.
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