Definition of battle cry in English:

battle cry

Syllabification: bat·tle cry


  • 1A word or phrase shouted by soldiers going into battle to express solidarity and intimidate the enemy.
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    • Both hunters quickly mounted and shouted a barbaric battle cry to their enemies.
    • With that being said, all the other generals, and even the guards shouted the battle cry, confident of the victory in upcoming battles.
    • But those words were like a battle cry ringing inside my head.
    war cry, war whoop, rallying call/cry; rebel yell
  • 1.1A slogan expressing the ideals of people promoting a cause.
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    • Annie articulates the new feminist battle cry.
    • These 14 words, the battle cry for many white supremacists, are accredited to David Lane, once a member of The Order and now in prison.
    • Thus, Ralph Waldo Emerson shouts the battle cry of modernity: ‘Trust thyself.’

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