cries (third person present) · cried (past tense) · cried (past participle) · crying (present participle)
  1. shed tears, typically as an expression of distress, pain, or sorrow.
    "don't cry—it'll be all right" ·
    "you'll cry tears of joy"
    weep · shed tears · sob · wail · be in tears · cry one's eyes out ·
    cry one's heart out · cry as if one's heart would break · bawl · howl · snivel · whimper · whine · squall · mewl · bleat · lament · grieve · mourn · keen · greet · boohoo · blub · blubber · turn on the waterworks · grizzle · pule · plain
  2. shout or scream, typically to express fear, pain, or grief.
    "the little girl fell down and cried for mummy"
    call · shout · exclaim · sing out · yell · shriek · scream · screech · bawl ·
  3. (of a bird or other animal) make a loud characteristic call.
    "the wild birds cried out over the water"
cries (plural noun)
  1. a loud inarticulate shout or scream expressing a powerful feeling or emotion.
    "a cry of despair"
  2. the loud characteristic call of a bird or other animal.
    "the harsh cries of magpies"
  3. a spell of shedding tears.
    "I still have a cry, sometimes, when I realize that my mother is dead"
    sob · weep · crying fit · fit of crying · weeping · sobbing · wailing ·
  4. rare
    a pack of hounds.
    "he kept a cry of hounds to hunt in the wilderness"
Middle English (in the sense ‘ask for earnestly or loudly’): from Old French crier (verb), cri (noun), from Latin quiritare ‘raise a public outcry’, literally ‘call on the Quirites (Roman citizens) for help’.
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there was a bustle of activity as vendors cried their wares, offering shellfish to potential buyers.
the city comes to life after 10 p.m., with the din of car horns, and the cries of street hawkers.
I cry at everything, even the types of movies you wouldn't expect to give you all the feels.
I still have a cry, sometimes, when I realize that my mother is dead.
from a hundred throats came the cry ‘Vive l'Empereur!’.
if he dies, she'll put on mourning but she won't cry.
the sound was like the cry of a muster of peacocks.
he kept a cry of hounds to hunt in the wilderness.
the little girl fell down and cried for mummy.
Isabel couldn't repress a sharp cry of fear.
her mouth clenched as if withholding a cry.
a wisp of snipe utter their well-known cry.
her eyes stung as if she might cry again.
the brief note read like a cry for help.
the wild birds cried out over the water.
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How to say cry in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)huil
Arabic (VERB)البكاء, تبكي, أبكي, يبكي, يبكون, تبك, نبكي, تبكين
(NOUN)صرخة, الصرخة, بكاء
Bangla কান্না
Bosnian (Latin) vapaj
Bulgarian (VERB)плача, плаче, плачи, разплака
(NOUN)вика, вик, викът, зов, плач
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (VERB)plorar, cridar
(NOUN)crit, plor
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (VERB)plakati, plači, Rasplakat, zaplakao
(NOUN)vapaj, krik, plač, rasplakao, poklič
Czech (VERB)plakat, brečet, rozplakala, pláče, křičet
(NOUN)výkřik, křik, pokřik, pláč
Danish (VERB)græde, råbe, græd, råber
(NOUN)råb, råbet, skrig, nødråb, udbrud
Dutch (VERB)huilen, schreeuwen, roepen
(NOUN)schreeuw, kreet, noodkreet, geroep, roep
Estonian (VERB)nutma, nuta, nutta
Fijian na tagi
Filipino daing
Finnish (VERB)itkeä, huutavat
(NOUN)huuto, huudahtaa, huutaa
French (VERB)pleurer, chialer, crier
(NOUN)cri, pleurs
German (VERB)weinen, schreien, heulen
(NOUN)Aufschrei, Geschrei
Greek (NOUN)κραυγή, κλάμα
(VERB)κλάψει, κλάψω, κλαίνε, κλαίει, κλαις, κλαίω, φωνάξει, φωνάζουν
Haitian Creole rele
Hebrew (VERB)לבכות, תבכי, בוכה, תבכה, בוכים, אבכה, בכה
(NOUN)הזעקה, הדמעות, בכי, הבכי
Hindi (VERB)रोना, रोते, रूलाती, रोओ
Hmong Daw quaj
Hungarian (VERB)sírni, sírj, sírok
(NOUN)kiáltás, sír
Icelandic (VERB)gráta, grátið, grætur
Indonesian (VERB)menangis
Italian (VERB)piangere, gridare
(NOUN)grido, pianto, urlo
Japanese (VERB)泣く, 泣い, 泣き, 泣か, 泣いて, 叫ぶ
(NOUN)クライ, 叫び, 叫び声, 泣き声
Kiswahili (NOUN)kilio
Klingon SaQ
Korean (VERB)울지, 울고, 울, 우는, 울려
(NOUN)외침, 크라이, 울음
Latvian (VERB)raudāt, neraudāt, raud, raudi, kliegt
(NOUN)sauciens, kliedzienu, brēcienu, iekliedzās, raudas
Lithuanian (VERB)verkti, Č
(NOUN)riksmas, šauksmą
Malagasy mitalahoa
Malay (Latin) (VERB)menangis
Maltese ma
Norwegian Bokmål skrik
Persian (VERB)گریه
Polish (VERB)płakać, płaczą, placza
(NOUN)krzyk, płacz, placz, wołanie, okrzyk, krzyczeć, zew
Portuguese (VERB)chorar, chore, choro, gritar
(NOUN)grito, clamor
Querétaro Otomi HMAFI ar
Romanian (VERB)plânge, plinge, striga
(NOUN)strigăt, plângi
Russian (VERB)плакать, заплакать, поплакать, рыдать, кричать
(NOUN)крик, клич, плачет, вопль
Samoan tagi
Serbian (Cyrillic) вапај
Serbian (Latin) vapaj
Slovak (VERB)plakať, brečet, plaču
(NOUN)krik, pokrik, plač, výkrik, volanie
Slovenian (VERB)jokati, jokala, joči, vreščanje, jočejo, jokajo, plakati
(NOUN)krik, jok
Spanish (VERB)llorar, gritar
(NOUN)grito, clamor, llanto
Swedish (VERB)gråta, gråter, ropa, ropar, gråt
(NOUN)rop, skrik, nödrop, ropet
Tahitian tai
Tamil முழக்கம்
Telugu కేకలు
Thai ร้องไห้
Tongan tangi
Turkish (VERB)ağlamak, ağlıyor
(NOUN)ağlamaya, çığlık, çığ
Ukrainian (VERB)плакати, плачуть, плачеш
(NOUN)крик, клич, криком
Urdu فریاد
Vietnamese (VERB)khóc
Welsh (VERB)grio, crio, wylo
(NOUN)gri, ymlid, cri
Yucatec Maya u yawat u
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