|1.||[ verb ] utter a sudden loud cry|
|Synonyms:||call scream shout yell holler squall shout_out hollo|
"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
|Related terms:||utter squawk squeak howl shriek whoop hurrah halloo hollo exclaim call_out exclaim call scream bellow yelling screamer|
|2.||[ noun ] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition|
|Synonyms:||yell call shout outcry vociferation|
"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
|Related terms:||utterance war_cry scream bellow yelling catcall clamor hoot whoop halloo boo yodel noise blue_murder hosanna shout exclaim yell outshout|
|3.||[ verb ] shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain|
"She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death" "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
|Related terms:||laugh express_emotion wail sob snivel bawl tear crying weeper weeper|
|4.||[ verb ] utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy|
|Synonyms:||call_out cry_out exclaim shout outcry|
"`I won!'" he exclaimed" "`Help!' she cried" "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
|Related terms:||express gee shout call_out exclamation|
|5.||[ noun ] a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)|
"a cry of rage" "a yell of pain"
|Related terms:||utterance complaint shout|
|6.||[ verb ] proclaim or announce in public|
"before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news" "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
|Related terms:||announce crier|
|7.||[ noun ] a fit of weeping|
"had a good cry"
|8.||[ noun ] a slogan used to rally support for a cause|
|Synonyms:||rallying_cry battle_cry watchword war_cry|
"a cry to arms" "our watchword will be `democracy'"
|9.||[ verb ] utter a characteristic sound|
"The cat was crying"
|10.||[ verb ] demand immediate action|
"This situation is crying for attention"
|11.||[ verb ] bring into a particular state by crying|
"The little boy cried himself to sleep"
|12.||[ noun ] the characteristic utterance of an animal|
"animal cries filled the night"
|Related terms:||sound cluck bay yelp crow bleat growl honk meow caw neigh cheep caterwaul coo bray howl gobble moo cackle roar bark baa|