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English noun: outcry

1. outcry (communication) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition


SamplesThe speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience.


Synonymscall, cry, shout, vociferation, yell


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)battle cry, bellow, bellowing, bird, blue murder, boo, Bronx cheer, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, hoot, hoot, hosanna, hue and cry, noise, rallying cry, raspberry, razz, razzing, roar, roaring, scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shouting, shriek, shrieking, snort, war cry, war whoop, whoop, yelling, yodel, yowl


English verb: outcry

1. outcry (competition) shout louder than


ExamplesSam cannot outcry Sue


Synonymsoutshout


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass

2. outcry (communication) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


Samples`I won!' he exclaimed.
`Help!' she cried.
`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost.


Synonymscall out, cry, cry out, exclaim, shout


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)aah, gee, ooh


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell









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