Definition of outcry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌkrī/

noun (plural outcries)

1An exclamation or shout: an outcry of spontaneous passion
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  • 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.
1.1A strong expression of public disapproval or anger: the public outcry over the bombing
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  • 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.
protest(s), protestation(s), complaints, objections, furor, fuss, commotion, uproar, outbursts, opposition, dissent
informal hullabaloo, ballyhoo, ructions, stink

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Syllabification: out·cry

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