Definition of battle cry in English:

battle cry

noun

  • 1A word or phrase shouted by soldiers going into battle to express solidarity and intimidate the enemy.

    • ‘With a rousing battle cry, thousands of Linoan soldiers ran forward to fight for their families.’
    • ‘But those words were like a battle cry ringing inside my head.’
    • ‘He was waiting for a shout from his guards, a battle cry, but nothing came from behind him.’
    • ‘Mordon turned his horse around then shouted a battle cry.’
    • ‘The crowd of soldiers cheered and cried out their battle cry.’
    • ‘The captain of his flagship, RSS Tarus, was heard whooping a battle cry through the com unit.’
    • ‘Every confederate soldier gave a loud battle cry and with their muskets, pistols, and sabers raised, they ran toward the Union army.’
    • ‘Someone was shouting and someone was yelling a battle cry.’
    • ‘As one who stood in the midst of the battlefields of that war, I can tell you that our battle cry had nothing to do with race or sexuality; no, it was about the music.’
    • ‘Then Ryane's army charged, yelling a different battle cry, one more valiant and brave.’
    • ‘She yelled out a battle cry, and charged off after everyone else.’
    • ‘Peter, who was squinting from all the dust and gun smoke, was yelling a battle cry as he fired upon them.’
    • ‘The men charged forward and yelled their battle cry as they sprinted down the slope.’
    • ‘He wipes at his mouth and yells out in a battle cry, rushing at Zack.’
    • ‘They were shouting what sounded like a battle cry.’
    • ‘Then they heard a loud yell, almost like a battle cry, but they couldn't quit make it out.’
    • ‘I yelled out my battle cry and jumped across the board, landing on Melanie and flattening her to the ground.’
    • ‘With that being said, all the other generals, and even the guards shouted the battle cry, confident of the victory in upcoming battles.’
    • ‘With those words, all of the men let out a battle cry, and ran towards other houses.’
    • ‘Both hunters quickly mounted and shouted a barbaric battle cry to their enemies.’
    war cry, war whoop, rallying call, rallying cry, cry
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    1. 1.1 A slogan expressing the ideals of people engaged in a campaign.
      ‘‘Equal pay for equal work’ was a battle cry of the feminist movement’
      • ‘As the Texas Revolution proceeded, the words 'Remember the Alamo' became a battle cry.’
      • ‘The battle cry of the victorious Selby Conservative council candidates team was ‘time for change’ and this is exactly what was delivered by Selby residents on Thursday when the Tories swept back to power at the local elections.’
      • ‘Annie articulates the new feminist battle cry.’
      • ‘Perhaps the Democratic Party should consider a new battle cry should their most famous face decide to enter the presidential race in 2004.’
      • ‘‘Gridlock, Not Action’ had become the battle cry of the new Democratic minority now committed to blocking Republican initiatives.’
      • ‘These 14 words, the battle cry for many white supremacists, are accredited to David Lane, once a member of The Order and now in prison.’
      • ‘Patriotism is a word often used these days, but for the Portsmouth shipyard workers, it's much more than just a word, or even a flag-waving battle cry.’
      • ‘‘We care’ was the battle cry of Patrick Manning at the last election.’
      • ‘Thus, Ralph Waldo Emerson shouts the battle cry of modernity: ‘Trust thyself.’’
      slogan, motto, watchword, catchphrase, catchword, byword, shibboleth
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Pronunciation

battle cry