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cried (See cry)

Noun

1 a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience" [syn: outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation]
2 a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: yell]
3 a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'" [syn: war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, watchword]
4 a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
5 the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"

Verb

1 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" [syn: shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall]
2 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" [syn: weep] [ant: laugh]
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" [syn: exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout]
4 proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square" [syn: blazon out]
5 demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
6 utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
7 bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep" [also: cried, cryings (pl), crying (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /kɹaɪd/, /kraId/

Verb

cried
  1. past of cry
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