Definitions of cry

  1. proclaim or announce in public; " before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; " He cried his merchandise in the market square"
  2. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; " the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  3. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "` I won! ' he exclaimed"; "` Help! ' she cried"; "` I'm here, ' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
  4. demand immediate action; " This situation is crying for attention"
  5. a fit of weeping; " had a good cry"
  6. a loud utterance of emotion ( especially when inarticulate); " a cry of rage"; " a yell of pain"
  7. the characteristic utterance of an animal; " animal cries filled the night"
  8. 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"
  9. bring into a particular state by crying; " The little boy cried himself to sleep"
  10. utter a sudden loud cry; " she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; " I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
  11. utter a characteristic sound; " The cat was crying"
  12. a slogan used to rally support for a cause; " a cry to arms"; " our watchword will be ` democracy'"
  13. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
  14. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
  15. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
  16. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
  17. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
  18. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
  19. to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
  20. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
  21. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
  22. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
  23. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
  24. Importunate supplication.
  25. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
  26. Common report; fame.
  27. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
  28. A pack of hounds.
  29. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
  30. The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
  31. To call aloud; to complain or appeal loudly; exclaim vehemently; shed tears.
  32. To utter loudly and publicly in giving notice; to affect or cause by weeping.
  33. Loud or passionate utterance; as, a cry of fear, pain, triumph; etc.; demand; as, the cry for liberty; report; the characteristic call of an animal; a fit of weeping.
  34. Cried.
  35. Crying.
  36. 1. A loud inarticulate vocal utterance. 2. To make a loud vocal sound. 3. To weep.
  37. To utter a shrill loud sound. esp. one expressive of pain or grief: to lament: to weep: to bawl.
  38. To utter loudly: to proclaim or make public:- pa. t. and pa. p. cried.
  39. Any loud sound: particular sound uttered by an animal: bawling: lamentation: weeping: prayer: clamor:- pl. CRIES.
  40. CRIER.
  41. To be in the act of giving birth to a child: sometimes followed by out. Shak.
  42. A loud sound; shrill call.
  43. To call aloud; bawl; weep.
  44. To utter loudly; proclaim.
  45. To utter loudly; shout out; proclaim.
  46. To call loudly; shout.
  47. To utter lamentations; weep.
  48. A loud call; shout; yell.
  49. The act of weeping.
  50. Advertisement by outcry; proclamation; public demand.
  51. A loud or vehement sound, especially of weeping or lamentation; call; exclamation of triumph, wonder, or other passion; shout; proclamation; public notice, as by a hawker of his wares; bitter complaint of oppression and injustice; rumour; party call; the sound or voice of irrational animals; expression of joy, fright, alarm, or want; a pack of dogs; a pack.
  52. To proclaim loudly and publicly in giving notice. To cry down, to decry; to depreciate. To cry up, to praise; to applaud.
  53. To call loudly or vehemently or importunately; to utter a loud voice in weeping; to weep or lament; to proclaim; to bawl; to squall; to yelp. To cry against, to exclaim with a loud voice, by way of reproof, threatening, or censure. To cry out, to exclaim; to vociferate; to clamour. To cry out against, to complain loudly, with a view to censure; to blame. To cry to, to implore.
  54. To utter a loud voice; to speak or call loudly; to utter a voice in weeping or sorrow; to lament; to squall as a child; to proclaim.

Antonyms for cry

crack-up, guffaw, mumble, whisper, snicker, hee-haw, express mirth, titter, express joy, cachinnation, whimper, laughter, boffola, belly laugh, boff, murmur, mutter, break up, chortle, chuckle, cackle, laugh, horselaugh, twitter, giggle, gasp, snigger.

Quotes of cry

  1. Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. – George Berkeley
  2. Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. – Big Bill Broonzy
  3. That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt. – Hall Caine
  4. But I loved the script to 7th Heaven and couldn't say no. It made me laugh and cry and I was hooked. I'd love to know who turned it down, because I'm sure at least one other actor did. But I'm glad he did, whoever it was. – Stephen Collins
  5. Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. – Che Guevara
  6. I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry perhaps. There, I have said it. – Anna Held
  7. When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul. – Langston Hughes
  8. I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised. – Amy Lee
  9. Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. – James Russell Lowell
  10. Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry the cry of the human spirit to be free. – Anne Sullivan Macy
  11. Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you. – Jim Rohn
  12. Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice. – Robert Smith
  13. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun. – Peter Steele
  14. On planes I always cry Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing. – Michael Stipe
  15. The two things that matter the most to me: emotional resonance and rocket launchers. Party of Five, a brilliant show, and often made me cry uncontrollably, suffered ultimately from a lack of rocket launchers. – Joss Whedon

Usage examples for cry

  1. She was just going up to the door when she heard her husband's cry – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. Did you cry 'cause you couldn't go?" – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  3. He had been making her cry said Augustine. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  4. Then she anxiously got to her feet, much too soon, and when I said good- by to her at the car door she was ready to cry – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  5. Cry all you want to. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. The Indian heard the death- cry and the fall; Still o'er the wild scene hung the funeral pall! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. This letter, Stubbins, is their last cry for help." – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  8. The man heard Carlin's cry but not the words: " Stay there!" – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. They cry for mercy!" – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  10. We've nothing to cry over. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  11. He felt that he must cry out for her, like a very child. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  12. No, he would not cry any more. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  13. What a cry from the heart! – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  14. No man likes to be thought a cry baby. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. That's the reason that book made me cry – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. Why may I not also here cry out? – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  17. A far, far cry – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  18. Don't cry any more now. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  19. Her won't do nothing at home, let me cry after her as I will. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. There was a cry from Kitty. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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