Definition of 'cry'

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Example sentences containing 'cry'

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There is no point crying about it. The Sun (2017)She was definitely crying out for help. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Life was relaxed and a far cry from the hectic holidays of the past. The Sun (2017)Is it just another cry for attention from a man who admits he is a compulsive showman? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a cry for help. The Sun (2016)In fact, one or two cried when they heard the news of his illness and death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I wanted to cry, shout and curl up all at once. The Sun (2016)Police said that the man, who has not been named, uttered the same cry when he was arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It sounded like a cry for help. The Sun (2015)Sit right up this very minute and tell me what you are crying about. LM Montgomery Anne of Green Gables (1872)The apologists have been in full cry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They say that a beard is a cry for help. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This could be a cry for attention. The Sun (2013)We met loads of times and on my last day he cried and begged me to stay. The Sun (2009)They shouted and cried out to us. Stewart, Bob (Lt-Col) Broken Lives (1993)You can find something beautiful and cry simply because it is so beautiful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Real or imagined the animal cry that woke me? The Times Literary Supplement (2008)She sprang to her feet and actually uttered a cry of terror. Frances Hodgson Burnett Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)Long moments dragged by until he heard the loud and lusty cry of a babe. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHe cried at the sound of my voice but said too many years had gone past. The Sun (2015)It still makes me cry to think about that night. The Sun (2014)Shortly afterward his pursuers come pouring down the passage in full cry. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)The police heard cries for help from inside and arrested the two occupants of the vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It appears to have been more of a cry attention. The Sun (2008)The initial outburst of horror from one camp and cries of foul from the other appear to have softened. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were the familiar cries of 'You the man! Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's all a far cry from cuddling kittens and world peace. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The street party one, or the crying one? Times, Sunday Times (2008)I once saw a bird utter that cry while flying over the eponymous bridge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One said 'You made me cry'. The Sun (2012)


Synonyms of 'cry'

weep, sob, bawl, shed tears
shout, call, bell, scream
shout, call, bell, scream
weeping, sobbing, bawling, crying

Trends of 'cry'

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Translations for 'cry'

British English: cry /kraɪ/ NOUN
A cry is a loud sound that you make with your voice.
I heard the cry of a bird.
  • American English: cry
  • Arabic: بُكَاء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: grito
  • Chinese: 哭泣
  • Croatian: krik
  • Czech: výkřik
  • Danish: skrig additional def
  • Dutch: kreet
  • European Spanish: grito
  • Finnish: itku
  • French: cri
  • German: Weinen
  • Greek: κραυγή
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: 泣き叫ぶ声
  • Korean: 울음 소리
  • Norwegian: gråt
  • Polish: płacz
  • European Portuguese: choro
  • Romanian: strigăt
  • Russian: плач
  • Spanish: chillido
  • Swedish: skrik
  • Thai: เสียงร้อง
  • Turkish: çığlık
  • Ukrainian: крик
  • Vietnamese: tiếng kêu lớn
British English: cry /kraɪ/ VERB
When you cry, tears come from your eyes. People cry when they are sad or hurt.
The baby started to cry.
  • American English: cry
  • Arabic: يَبْكِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: chorar
  • Chinese: 哭泣
  • Croatian: plakati
  • Czech: plakat
  • Danish: græde
  • Dutch: huilen
  • European Spanish: llorar
  • Finnish: itkeä
  • French: pleurer
  • German: weinen
  • Greek: κλαίω
  • Italian: piangere
  • Japanese: 泣く
  • Korean: 울다
  • Norwegian: rope
  • Polish: zapłakać
  • European Portuguese: chorar
  • Romanian: plângere
  • Russian: плакать
  • Spanish: llorar
  • Swedish: gråta
  • Thai: ร้องไห้
  • Turkish: ağlamak
  • Ukrainian: плакати
  • Vietnamese: khóc


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