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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [krahy]
    • /kraɪ/
    • /kraɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [krahy]
    • /kraɪ/

Definitions of cry word

  • verb cry When you cry, tears come from your eyes, usually because you are unhappy or hurt. 3
  • verb cry Cry is also a noun. 3
  • verb cry If you cry something, you shout it or say it loudly. 3
  • verb cry Cry out means the same as cry. 3
  • countable noun cry A cry is a loud, high sound that you make when you feel a strong emotion such as fear, pain, or pleasure. 3
  • countable noun cry A cry is a shouted word or phrase, usually one that is intended to attract someone's attention. 3

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Origin of cry

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (v.) Middle English crien < Anglo-French, Old French crier < Vulgar Latin *crītāre for Latin quirītāre to cry out in protest, make a public cry; associated by folk etymology with Quirītēs Quirites; (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French cri, noun derivative of the v.

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Parts of speech for Cry


cry popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cry usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cry

noun cry

  • sob — to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
  • howl — to utter a loud, prolonged, mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf.
  • lament — to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
  • blubber — Blubber is the fat of whales, seals, and similar sea animals.
  • bawling — to cry or wail lustily.

verb cry

  • moan — a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering.
  • sigh — to let out one's breath audibly, as from sorrow, weariness, or relief.
  • grieve — to feel grief or great sorrow: She has grieved over his death for nearly three years.
  • complain — to make an accusation; bring a formal charge
  • fret — to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like: Fretting about the lost ring isn't going to help.

Antonyms for cry

noun cry

  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • seriousness — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

verb cry

  • gloat — to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.

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