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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


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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