Synonyms for (noun) cry

Synonyms: cry

Definition: a fit of weeping

Usage: had a good cry

Similar words: outburst, blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush

Definition: an unrestrained expression of emotion


Synonyms: shout, vociferation, yell, cry, call, outcry

Definition: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Usage: the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Similar words: utterance, vocalization

Definition: the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


Synonyms: cry, yell

Definition: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

Usage: a cry of rage; a yell of pain

Similar words: utterance, vocalization

Definition: the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


Synonyms: rallying cry, battle cry, war cry, watchword, cry

Definition: a slogan used to rally support for a cause

Usage: a cry to arms; our watchword will be `democracy'

Similar words: slogan, shibboleth, catchword, motto

Definition: a favorite saying of a sect or political group


Synonyms: cry

Definition: the characteristic utterance of an animal

Usage: animal cries filled the night

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them

Synonyms for (verb) cry

Synonyms: cry, weep

Definition: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

Usage: She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death; The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

Similar words: express emotion, express feelings

Definition: give verbal or other expression to one's feelings


Synonyms: cry

Definition: bring into a particular state by crying

Usage: The little boy cried himself to sleep

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: shout, call out, outcry, cry, cry out, exclaim

Definition: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

Usage: `I won!' he exclaimed; `Help!' she cried; `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: yell, holler, hollo, call, scream, shout, shout out, squall, cry

Definition: utter a sudden loud cry

Usage: she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle; I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: cry, blazon out

Definition: proclaim or announce in public

Usage: before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news; He cried his merchandise in the market square

Similar words: announce, denote

Definition: make known; make an announcement

Usage: She denoted her feelings clearly


Synonyms: cry

Definition: utter a characteristic sound

Usage: The cat was crying

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: cry

Definition: demand immediate action

Usage: This situation is crying for attention

Similar words: want, need, require

Definition: have need of

Usage: This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner