cried cried  /ˈkraɪd/


  1. (n) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  2. (n) a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
  3. (n) a slogan used to rally support for a cause
  4. (n) a fit of weeping
  5. (n) the characteristic utterance of an animal
  6. (v) utter a sudden loud cry
  7. (v) shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
  8. (v) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
  9. (v) proclaim or announce in public
  10. (v) demand immediate action
  11. (v) utter a characteristic sound
  12. (v) bring into a particular state by crying

Derived Word(s)


  1. The death of Pac-Man was not an event that cried out for a symphonic requiem.
  2. The Communists cried that the bill was a sellout to reactionaries.
  3. The first time Donna Maria Coles Johnson spanked her daughter, they both cried.


  1. Morning Jolt: Boy cries after meeting Robert Downey Jr.

    An 18-month-old boy who was told he was going to meet Iron Man cried after meeting Robert Downey Jr., the man behind the mask. Jaxson Denno was "confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn&...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Advocate Tribune

  2. A proud moment: Reception honors work by students in special art class

    “This is mine,” cried Nena Cantu, plucking a small painting from a group set up on a table at the Art Center of Baytown, home of the Art League of Baytown.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Baytown Sun

  3. Peg McEntee: Looking for Atticus Finch in my dad

    Like a lot of kids, I cried more than once when I read To Kill a Mockingbird — particularly when Atticus Finch sits beside his wounded son "and would be there when Jem waked up on the morning."
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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cynic cynic
/ˈsɪ nɪk /