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British English: /krʌɪ/
American English: /kraɪ/

Translation of cry in Italian:


  • 1 (shout, call) a great cry went up
    si alzò un forte grido
    to utter a cry
    lanciare o gettare un grido
    nobody heard his cries for help
    nessuno sentì le sue grida di aiuto
    a cry for help [figurative]
    un grido di aiuto
    there were cries of “shame!”
    la gente gridava allo scandalo
    there have been cries for reprisals
    la gente gridava vendetta
  • 2 (weep)to have a good cry [informal]
    farsi un bel pianto
  • 4 (Hunting) (of hounds) to be in full cry
    abbaiare forte
    the crowd, press were in full cry against them (British English) [figurative]
    la folla, stampa si scagliava o si accaniva contro di loro

transitive verb

  • 1 (shout)“look out!” he cried
    “attenzione!” gridò
  • 2 (weep)to cry bitter tears, tears of joy
    piangere lacrime amare, di gioia
    how many tears I have cried over you!
    quante lacrime ho versato per causa tua!

intransitive verb

  • 1 (weep)
    piangere (about a causa di, per)
    to cry for joy
    piangere per la gioia
    don't cry about that!
    non piangere per questo!
    he was crying for his mother
    piangendo chiamava sua madre
    to cry with laughter
    ridere fino alle lacrime o piangere dal ridere
    that'll give you something to cry about! [informal]
    ecco un buon motivo per cui piangere!


it's a far cry from the days when

c'è una bella differenza rispetto ai giorni in cui

it's a far cry from the luxury to which they were accustomed

c'è una grande differenza rispetto al lusso a cui erano abituati

this small house is a far cry from the palace where she was born

non c'è confronto fra questa piccola casa e il palazzo in cui è nata

for crying out loud!

to cry one's eyes o heart out

piangere tutte le proprie lacrime o piangere a dirotto

Phrasal verbs

cry down

(British English) cry down [something]
mettere a tacere (opposition)
denigrare (view)

cry off

(British English)
(cancel appointment) disdire
(retract promise) tirarsi indietro
they cried off at the last minute
si è tirato indietro all'ultimo momento
to cry off from
ritirarsi da (meeting)

cry out

(with pain, grief etc.) lanciare, emettere un grido
(call) gridare
to cry out in anguish
lanciare un grido d'angoscia
to cry out to somebody
chiamare qualcuno gridando o ad alta voce
to cry out for
(beg for) invocare, implorare (mercy)
reclamare (attention, assistance)
(need desperately) chiedere a gran voce (help, reforms, renovation)
the country is crying out for aid
il paese sta chiedendo aiuti a gran voce
these windows are crying out to be cleaned [humorous]
queste finestre reclamano di essere lavate

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