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war crynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (also battle cry)
a phrase or word ​shouted by ​people as they ​start to ​fight, ​intended to give them the ​strength and ​wish to ​fightharder: figurative The phrase "​burnyourbra!" was the ​feminists' ​warcry of the 1970s.
(Definition of war cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “war cry”
in Chinese (Simplified) (作战时的)呐喊,喊杀声…
in Chinese (Traditional) (作戰時的)呐喊,喊殺聲…
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