outcry

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

out + cry

PronunciationEdit

Noun

Verb

NounEdit

outcry (plural outcries)

  1. a loud cry or uproar
    His appearance was greeted with an outcry of jeering.
  2. a strong protest
    The proposal was met with a public outcry.

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VerbEdit

outcry (third-person singular simple present outcries, present participle outcrying, simple past and past participle outcried)

  1. (intransitive) To cry out.
    • 1919, Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918: Volume 1
      I think any man who outcries against the power of the government in Germany soon ceases to cry at all, because he is crushed.
  2. (transitive) To cry louder than.
    • 2003, Melvyn Bragg, Crossing the lines (page 355)
      ...outcrying the clacking of train wheels, the shrill of the whistle...
    • 2007, Anthony Dalton, Alone Against the Arctic (page 104)
      The dogs added their voices to the din, howling for hours, each trying to outcry the others.

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