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English definition of “cri de coeur”

cri de coeur

noun [C usually singular]     /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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