Definición de hue and cry en inglés:

hue and cry

Silabificación: hue and cry


  • 1A loud clamor or public outcry.
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    • Blocking of major city roads during peak hours and uninhibited use of loud speakers and other accessories for the pageants have raised a hue and cry among the public.
    • In any case, I doubt that during World War II there was a comparable hue and cry about the absence of a ‘plan’ and the failure to own up to responsibility every time we suffered a setback.
    • ‘I don't think people living in Cepen Park are fully aware of the proposed changes, but when they do become aware then I'm sure there will be a big hue and cry,’ said Coun Northey.
  • 1.1 historical A loud cry calling for the pursuit and capture of a criminal. In former English law the cry had to be raised by the inhabitants of a hundred in which a robbery had been committed if they were not to become liable for the damages suffered by the victim.
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    • Reference was made to Crouther's case where a constable was indicted for refusing to make a hue and cry after notice of a burglary committed in the night.
    • A hue and cry is raised; Sikes, trying to escape, accidentally hangs himself, and the rest of the gang are secured and Fagin executed.
    • If the hue and cry was described as "raised justly", it meant that the person was guilty.


late Middle English: from the Anglo-Norman French legal phrase hu e cri, literally 'outcry and cry', from Old French hu 'outcry' (from huer 'to shout').

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