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Monday, December 11, 2017

Definitions for cri de coeur

  1. French. an anguished cry of distress or indignation; outcry.

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Citations for cri de coeur
It’s time. Women have resounded their cri de coeur. Listen. Molly Ringwald, "All the Other Harvey Weinsteins," The New Yorker, October 17, 2017
While Cooked ... is based on Pollan’s 2013 book of the same name, the sifting of Americans from their kitchens has been his cri de coeur for much longer, particularly as food-themed television became mainstream. Adam Chandler, "Michael Pollan and the Luxury of Time," The Atlantic, April 12, 2016
Origin of cri de coeur
Cri de Coeur was first recorded in the 1890s. It literally means “cry of (the) heart.”