cri de coeur

[kreeduh kœr; English kree duh kur]
noun, plural cris de coeur [kreeduh kœr; English kreez duh kur] /kridə ˈkœr; English ˈkriz də ˈkɜr/. French.
  1. an anguished cry of distress or indignation; outcry.

Origin of cri de coeur

First recorded in 1900–05; literally, cry of (the) heart
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British Dictionary definitions for cri de coeur

cri de coeur

noun plural cris de coeur
  1. a cry from the heart; heartfelt or sincere appeal

Word Origin for cri de coeur

C20: altered from French cri du coeur
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