Definition of cri de cœur in US English:

cri de cœur

noun

  • A passionate appeal, complaint, or protest.

    ‘a patriotic cris de coeur’
    plea, appeal, request, petition, cry from the heart
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Origin

French, ‘cry from the heart’.

Pronunciation

cri de cœur

/ˌkri də ˈkər//ˌkrē də ˈkər/