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1. cry

verb. ['ˈkraɪ'] utter a sudden loud cry.

Synonyms

  • squall
  • ululate
  • pipe up
  • skreigh
  • let loose
  • yaup
  • holler
  • shout
  • cry out
  • screech
  • call
  • shrill
  • let out
  • scream
  • screak
  • squawk
  • yell
  • wail
  • roar
  • exclaim
  • halloo
  • pipe
  • call out
  • utter
  • yawl
  • hollo
  • shriek
  • outcry
  • skreak
  • howl
  • whoop
  • emit
  • hurrah

Antonyms

  • unhealthy
  • unfit
  • injured
  • damaged

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word cry


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some dogs cry or whimper when they are in pain, while others are completely silent.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Learning why dogs cry at night will help you take steps to solve the problem.

3. Verb, base form
Raw onions may make you cry, but an onion on the grill has a totally different effect.

Quotes containing the word cry


1. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Dr. Seuss

2. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
- Maya Angelou

3. My uncle worked in emergency wards dealing with people who came in with terrible injuries. He talked about the sketch shows they would put on to lighten the atmosphere. You often find this sense of grim humor in hospitals. The injuries people are suffering are ghastly. You have to laugh at something or you'd otherwise cry.
- Honeysuckle Weeks

2. cry

noun. ['ˈkraɪ'] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.

Synonyms

  • vociferation
  • utterance
  • bellowing
  • clamouring
  • holler
  • shout
  • hollering
  • yelling
  • bird
  • call
  • screech
  • war whoop
  • roaring
  • Bronx cheer
  • razzing
  • clamoring
  • war cry
  • holloa
  • clamor
  • battle cry
  • snort
  • shouting
  • scream
  • hoot
  • hue and cry
  • yowl
  • noise
  • raspberry
  • screaming
  • screeching
  • yell
  • blue murder
  • shrieking
  • bellow
  • roar
  • boo
  • yodel
  • hosanna
  • hiss
  • halloo
  • rallying cry
  • clamour
  • hollo
  • outcry
  • shriek
  • holla
  • whoop
  • razz
  • catcall

Antonyms

  • put option
  • contraindicate
  • unsuccessful
  • exhale

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. cry

verb. ['ˈkraɪ'] shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.

Synonyms

  • express feelings
  • sob
  • whimper
  • express emotion
  • blubber
  • bawl
  • mewl
  • wail
  • sniffle
  • snuffle
  • tear
  • snivel
  • weep
  • blub

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • take in
  • close up
  • shout

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. cry

verb. ['ˈkraɪ'] utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy.

Synonyms

  • squall
  • express
  • ooh
  • holler
  • shout
  • cry out
  • give tongue to
  • call
  • gee
  • verbalize
  • verbalise
  • scream
  • yell
  • exclaim
  • call out
  • utter
  • hollo
  • outcry
  • aah

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • hide
  • vowel
  • consonant

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. cry

noun. ['ˈkraɪ'] a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate).

Synonyms

  • utterance
  • complaint
  • yell

Antonyms

  • discouragement
  • worth
  • regularity
  • comprehensibility

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. cry

verb. ['ˈkraɪ'] proclaim or announce in public.

Synonyms

  • denote
  • announce

Antonyms

  • broken
  • devoice
  • silence

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. cry

noun. ['ˈkraɪ'] a fit of weeping.

Synonyms

  • blowup
  • gush
  • outburst
  • ebullition

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • ratite
  • carinate
  • demobilize

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. cry

noun. ['ˈkraɪ'] a slogan used to rally support for a cause.

Synonyms

  • shibboleth
  • slogan
  • war cry
  • watchword
  • battle cry
  • catchword
  • motto

Antonyms

  • mild
  • unsensational
  • applaud
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. cry

verb. ['ˈkraɪ'] bring into a particular state by crying.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • weep

Antonyms

  • mitigated
  • incomplete
  • absorb
  • keep down

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. cry

noun. ['ˈkraɪ'] the characteristic utterance of an animal.

Synonyms

  • miaow
  • baa
  • neigh
  • cheep
  • growling
  • crow
  • miaul
  • coo
  • caterwaul
  • whicker
  • honk
  • meow
  • miaou
  • bay
  • cluck
  • gobble
  • roar
  • moo
  • peep
  • sound
  • bark
  • caw
  • yip
  • bray
  • yelping
  • cackle
  • growl
  • clucking
  • nicker
  • howl
  • whinny
  • yelp
  • bleat

Antonyms

  • hold
  • low
  • colorless
  • beseeching

Etymology

  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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