Meaning of “cry” - Learner’s Dictionary

cry

noun uk us /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.
ANIMAL/BIRD [ C ]

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)