1. A loud utterance;
    Often in protest or opposition (synset 107135232)
    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  2. A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate) (synset 107135865)
    "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
  3. A slogan used to rally support for a cause (synset 107167460)
    "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
  4. A fit of weeping (synset 107027866)
    "had a good cry"
  5. The characteristic utterance of an animal (synset 107397172)
    "animal cries filled the night"
  1. Utter a sudden loud cry (synset 200915018)
    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
  2. Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain (synset 200065962)
    "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"
  3. Utter aloud;
    Often with surprise, horror, or joy (synset 200914001)
    "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
  4. Proclaim or announce in public (synset 200976818)
    "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
  5. Demand immediate action (synset 201191520)
    "This situation is crying for attention"
  6. Utter a characteristic sound (synset 200987496)
    "The cat was crying"
  7. Bring into a particular state by crying (synset 200066456)
    "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

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