Meaning of “cry” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /kraɪ/
Extra Examples
Her cries went unheard.I heard a cry from the next room.I heard from the bedroom a cat's cry.She gave a cry of joy and threw her arms around him.She heard a faint, almost imperceptible cry.

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.

a sound that a particular animal or bird makes:

an eagle's cry
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.

(Definition of “cry noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)