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

noun, plural outcries.
a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like.
a out.
loud clamor.
an auction.
verb (used with object), outcried, outcrying.
to outdo in crying; louder than.
noun (ˈaʊtˌkraɪ) (pl) -cries
a widespread or vehement protest
clamour; uproar
(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
(transitive) to cry louder or make more noise than (someone or something)

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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