outcry
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a loud cry ; clamor b. a vehement protest 2. auction

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  • outcry — out‧cry [ˈaʊtkraɪ] ➔ open outcry * * * outcry UK US /ˈaʊtkraɪ/ noun [U] ► STOCK MARKET, FINANCE OPEN OUTCRY(Cf. ↑open outcry) …   Financial and business terms

  • Outcry — Out cry , n. 1. A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor. [1913 Webster] 2. Sale at public auction. Massinger. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outcry — I noun accusation, blame, brawl, broken silence, bruit, burst of sound, castigation, censure, charge, chiding, chorus, clamor, clamorousness, complaint, condemnation, convicium, criticism, cry, denunciation, diatribe, din, disapprobation,… …   Law dictionary

  • outcry — (n.) mid 14c., act of crying aloud, from OUT (Cf. out) + CRY (Cf. cry). In metaphoric sense of public protest, first attested 1911 in George Bernard Shaw …   Etymology dictionary

  • outcry — [n] scream, exclamation clamor, commotion, complaint, convulsion, cry, ferment, flak*, hoo ha*, howl, hubba hubba*, hullabaloo*, noise, objection, outburst, protest, screech, tumult, uproar, upturn, yell; concepts 77,278 Ant. quiet, silence …   New thesaurus

  • outcry — ► NOUN (pl. outcries) ▪ a strong expression of public disapproval …   English terms dictionary

  • outcry — [out′krī΄] n. pl. outcries 1. a crying out 2. a strong objection …   English World dictionary

  • outcry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, huge, massive ▪ immediate ▪ public ▪ national ▪ international …   Collocations dictionary

  • outcry — n. 1) to make, raise an outcry 2) a public outcry 3) an outcry against; for * * * [ aʊtkraɪ] for a public outcry an outcry against to make. raise an outcry …   Combinatory dictionary

  • outcry — out|cry [ˈautkraı] n [>C usually singular, U] an angry protest by a lot of ordinary people ▪ The closure of the local hospital has caused a huge public outcry . outcry against/about/over ▪ a national outcry about the lack of gun control laws… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outcry — UK [ˈaʊtˌkraɪ] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms outcry : singular outcry plural outcries an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people, as a reaction to something that someone has done or to something that has… …   English dictionary

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