Definition of battle cry in English:

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battle cry


1A word or phrase shouted by soldiers going into battle to express solidarity and intimidate the enemy.
Example sentences
  • 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, cry
1.1A slogan expressing the ideals of people engaged in a campaign: ‘Equal pay for equal work’ was a battle cry of the feminist movement
More example sentences
  • 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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