Definition for cry

noun as in a loud sound of unhappiness with tears

noun as in a loud, sudden yell or call

verb as in weep and make sad sounds

verb as in call out loudly and suddenly

verb as in formally announce to others

Strongest matches

announce, declare, proclaim

Strong matches

advertise, promulgate, trumpet

Weak matches

blazon, build up

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Example Sentences

She’s the closest thing on the train to a doctor, and following cries for help, she rushes to save the woman with a defibrillator.

It’s a far cry from previous platform rollouts like Facebook Watch and Snapchat Discover when big-name publisher partners were proudly included in the launch announcements.

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Members should be well prepared to ask questions – a far cry from the days when Alaska Senator Ted Stevens infamously described the internet as “a series of tubes” in a net neutrality hearing nearly 15 years ago.

San Diego’s water utility is preparing to absorb a five percent spike in rates this year despite cries from elected officials to freeze costs during a global pandemic.

They heard the crash and the cry as the chair went out from under her feet and she fell on the floor.

“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.

The girls send a cry for help…the situation of these girls is distressing.

Both the Ramos sons squeezed their eyes and lowered their heads, doing their best not to cry.

It has long been a battle cry in conservative circles that Christmas is under siege.

Kendrick rapidly chants these last lines in repetition with Bilal and Anna Wise sing-shouting behind him, like a rallying cry.

Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?

At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.

I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.

A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.

Antirosa had decided it was better to let the children "have their cry out," and the boy had gone to school.


On this page you'll find 308 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cry, such as: howl, lament, sob, bawl, bawling, and bewailing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.