Definition of war cry in English:

war cry


  • A call made to rally soldiers for battle or to gather together participants in a campaign.

    • ‘The two bellowed a war cry and charged at each other.’
    • ‘A former regimental sergeant major has issued a war cry to pensioners to back our campaign to save three under-fire post offices.’
    • ‘A ball of fire erupted out, shattering the susurration with a jarring war cry.’
    battle cry, war whoop, rallying call
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war cry

/ˈwôr ˌkrī/