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cry

noun
 
 
/kraɪ/
SHOUT [C] B1 a shout, especially one that shows that someone is frightened, hurt, etc: a cry of horror/joy/pain I could hear the cries of children playing in the street.Sounds made by humans with their mouthsShouting and screaming
ANIMAL/BIRD [C] a sound that a particular animal or bird makes: an eagle's cryAnimal (non-human) sounds
have a cry to produce tears from your eyes, usually because you are sad, angry, or hurt: Isabel went home and had a good cry.Weeping and crying
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