Definition Of cry


(of a bird or other animal) make a loud characteristic call.

at the shoreline, gulls cried overhead

a loud inarticulate shout or scream expressing a powerful feeling or emotion.

a cry of despair


a spell of weeping.

I still have a cry , sometimes, when I realize that my mother is dead

shed tears, especially as an expression of distress or pain.

don't cry—it'll be all right

shed tears, typically as an expression of distress, pain, or sorrow.

don't cry—it'll be all right

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Example Of cry

  • A cry for help sounded through the house as Charlotte, described at Winchester Crown Court as an awkward feeder, stopped breathing.

  • a cry of despair

  • a cry went up

  • A rallying cry has gone out to save football pitches from the council's axe.

  • A sharp cry tore itself from her lips as she threw herself onto the floor outside, her head bowed as tears fled from her eyes.

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