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English definition of “cri de coeur”

cri de coeur

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌkriː.deˈkɜːr/ us    /-ˈkɝː/ (plural cris de coeur)
an urgent and strongly felt request for help from someone in a very bad situationForeign words and phrases used in EnglishMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of cri de coeur from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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