Definition of outcry in English:

outcry

Line breaks: out¦cry
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtkrʌɪ
 
/

noun (plural outcries)

1An exclamation or shout: an outcry of spontaneous passion
More example sentences
  • Her voice yelled over the outcries of many enraged creatures.
  • The entire film is told in a surreal and dreamily clipped dialog of imaginably fashionable faux-period slang and bizarre outcries of passion.
  • It was then that they heard the outcries coming from further down The Deeps, as shouts carried through the dungeon halls.
Synonyms
1.1A strong expression of public disapproval or anger: the public outcry over the bombing
More example sentences
  • The policy did not last more than ten years, as the public outcry grew and more and more people disappeared.
  • But they were eventually given the green light, following a public outcry.
  • I think the council has got the message that it can't just sell off areas which are sensitive like this without a public outcry.
Synonyms
protest(s), protestation(s), complaints, howls of protest, objections, indignation, furore, clamour, clamouring, fuss, commotion, uproar, hue and cry, row, outbursts, tumult, opposition, dissent, vociferation
informal hullabaloo, ballyhoo, ructions, stink

More definitions of outcry

Definition of outcry in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…