Definition of outcry in English:

outcry

noun

  • 1An exclamation or shout.

    ‘an outcry of spontaneous passion’
    • ‘I feel a religious force in my person, a species of prayer, something like an outcry.’
    • ‘The entire film is told in a surreal and dreamily clipped dialog of imaginably fashionable faux-period slang and bizarre outcries of passion.’
    • ‘If she flinches, makes an outcry and tries to get up from the sofa, don't worry.’
    • ‘Her voice yelled over the outcries of many enraged creatures.’
    • ‘It was then that they heard the outcries coming from further down The Deeps, as shouts carried through the dungeon halls.’
    shout, exclamation, cry, yell, howl, whoop, roar, scream, shriek, screech
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    1. 1.1 A strong expression of public disapproval or anger.
      ‘the public outcry over the bombing’
      • ‘In 2004 the then 77 year-old suspension bridge was closed to pedestrians, causing an outcry from local residents.’
      • ‘Why hasn't there been a louder outcry about the measures adopted?’
      • ‘The video sparked a national outcry last week with commentators, including the Cabinet, labelling it racist.’
      • ‘The revelation has prompted an outcry from parents, legal experts and politicians who demanded further investigations.’
      • ‘When they did, however, the outcry was enormous.’
      • ‘Can you imagine the outcry if English football fans were treated in this way?’
      • ‘What would you have done if the children had been taken into care but had been returned following a public outcry?’
      • ‘The company backed down and withdrew the T-shirt uniform after a public outcry.’
      • ‘The camp hit the headlines when scenes of destruction similar to damage after an earthquake sparked an international outcry.’
      • ‘The outcry in the press was significant, and the resultant investigation into the incident was extensive.’
      • ‘Last month the death of a little boy caused a national outcry.’
      • ‘But they were eventually given the green light, following a public outcry.’
      • ‘The resulting media outcry prodded the military to review its practices.’
      • ‘And they have triggered a greater civilian outcry than almost any other weapon.’
      • ‘The outcry in the press would be tremendous!’
      • ‘I think the council has got the message that it can't just sell off areas which are sensitive like this without a public outcry.’
      • ‘There was a huge public outcry following the deaths in May because the bus had no seatbelts.’
      • ‘They were convicted and executed, despite a massive outcry from all over the world against this barbaric treatment.’
      • ‘There he made statements, which have raised a massive and understandable outcry in the Italian press.’
      • ‘The policy did not last more than ten years, as the public outcry grew and more and more people disappeared.’
      protest, protests, protestation, protestations, complaints, howls of protest, objections, indignation, furore, clamour, clamouring, fuss, commotion, uproar, hue and cry, row, outbursts, tumult, opposition, dissent, vociferation
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Pronunciation

outcry

/ˈaʊtkrʌɪ/