Definitions for outcryˈaʊtˌkraɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a strong and usu. public expression of protest or indignation.

  2. a crying out.

  3. a loud cry or shout.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation(verb)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

  2. outshout, outcry(verb)

    shout louder than

  3. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout(verb)

    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outcry(noun)ˈaʊtˌkraɪ

    public complaint or protest

    the public outcry over the court's decision


  1. outcry(Noun)

    a loud cry or uproar

    His appearance was greeted with an outcry of jeering.

  2. outcry(Noun)

    a strong protest

    The proposal was met with a public outcry.

  3. outcry(Verb)

    To cry out.

  4. outcry(Verb)

    To cry louder than.

Anagrams of outcry

  1. cry out

Translations for outcry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a show of disapproval etc, especially by the general public

There was a great outcry about the inadequate train service.

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