war cry

war cry
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr krahy]
    • /wɔr kraɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr krahy]
    • /wɔr kraɪ/

Definitions of war cry words

  • noun war cry a cry, word, phrase, etc., shouted in charging or in rallying to attack; battle cry. 1
  • noun war cry a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, rally support for a cause, etc. 1
  • noun war cry sth shouted in battle to rally soldiers 1
  • noun war cry slogan used to rally support 1
  • noun war cry a rallying cry used by combatants in battle 0
  • noun war cry a cry, slogan, etc, used to rally support for a cause 0

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Origin of war cry

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50

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Parts of speech for War cry


war cry popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

war cry usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for war cry

noun war cry

  • battle cry — A battle cry is a phrase that is used to encourage people to support a particular cause or campaign.
  • by-word — a word or phrase associated with some person or thing; a characteristic expression, typical greeting, or the like.
  • motto — a maxim adopted as an expression of the guiding principle of a person, organization, city, etc.

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