• (British, America) enPR: outʹkrī, IPA: /ˈaʊtkɹaɪ/
  • (British, America) enPR: out-krīʹ, IPA: /aʊtˈkɹaɪ/

outcry (plural outcries)

  1. A loud cry or uproar.
    His appearance was greeted with an outcry of jeering.
  2. (figuratively) A strong protest.
    The proposal was met with a public outcry.
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outcry (outcries, present participle outcrying; past and past participle outcried)

  1. (intransitive) To cry out.
    • 1919, Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918: Volume 1
      I think any man who outcries against the power of the government in Germany soon ceases to cry at all, because he is crushed.
  2. (transitive) To cry louder than.
    • 2003, Melvyn Bragg, Crossing the lines (page 355)
      ...outcrying the clacking of train wheels, the shrill of the whistle...
    • 2007, Anthony Dalton, Alone Against the Arctic (page 104)
      The dogs added their voices to the din, howling for hours, each trying to outcry the others.

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