[noun out-krahy; verb, out-krahy]
- a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like.
- a crying out.
- loud clamor.
- an auction.
- to outdo in crying; cry louder than.
Origin of outcry
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3. uproar, commotion.
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Examples from the Web for outcry
Limbaugh eventually apologized after an outcry from the left and the right, including from President Obama.Sandra Fluke, Still Under Attack, Heads to California General Election
June 5, 2014
When an outcry ensued, Oktar denied writing the book, and blamed it on his research assistant, according to Solberg.The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen
April 19, 2014
If Bush does run, however, he could ignore the outcry from the conservative wing of the party.Tea Party to Jeb Bush: Don’t Tread On Us
April 8, 2014
Not all the dominos have fallen: Armenia, for example, shelved its version of the anti-propaganda law after a Western outcry.Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown
February 24, 2014
Unlike the outcry over the Bosnia War 20 years ago, said Soros, “the opinion of the global is lacking today.”Virtual Syria in Davos
January 24, 2014
It were a pity, if all this outcry should draw no customers.A Rill from the Town Pump (From "Twice Told Tales")
Some of us will have to be ashamed of our outcry after our dead.Weighed and Wanting
But there was an outcry, as there has been at every fitting, because I won't wear stays.The Bacillus of Beauty
Seth made no outcry; he knew what the summons meant, and he was content.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
Great was the outcry at this wastefulness, on the part of some of the tax payers.Cleveland Past and Present
- a widespread or vehement protest
- clamour; uproar
- commerce a method of trading in which dealers shout out bids and offers at a prearranged meetingsale by open outcry
- (tr) to cry louder or make more noise than (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for outcry
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