Outcry



[noun out-krahy; verb, out-krahy] /noun ˈaʊtˌkraɪ; verb, ˌaʊtˈkraɪ/

noun, plural outcries.
1.
a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like.
2.
a out.
3.
loud clamor.
4.
an auction.
verb (used with object), outcried, outcrying.
5.
to outdo in crying; louder than.
noun (ˈaʊtˌkraɪ) (pl) -cries
1.
a widespread or vehement protest
2.
clamour; uproar
3.
(commerce) a method of trading in which dealers shout out bids and offers at a prearranged meeting: sale by open outcry
verb (ˌaʊtˈkraɪ) -cries, -crying, -cried
4.
(transitive) to cry louder or make more noise than (someone or something)
n.

mid-14c., “act of crying aloud,” from out + cry (v.). In metaphoric sense of “public protest,” first attested 1911 in George Bernard Shaw.

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