Definition of street cries in English:

street cries

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  • The cries used by street traders to advertise their wares.
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    • The first street cry of the day, shortly after cock-crow, was from the milkman, to the accompaniment of a timpani of clanking cans and ladles.
    • In 1910 one Chicago wagon peddler, arrested under the new anti-noise ordinance banning street cries, had fought his conviction all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, only to lose.
    • Despite the passage of the new 1909 ordinance, resistance continued and street cries continued even after the new rules went into force on 1 January 1910.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody