Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Cry usually refers to crying, the act of shedding tears.
Cry may also refer to:
Cry (Faith Hill album)
Cry is the fifth studio album by American country music singer Faith Hill. It was released October 15, 2002 via Warner Bros. Records selling 472,486 copies in its first week, a career best for Hill. The album was intended as a crossover project for her, and although three of its singles were released to country radio, none reached Top Ten. The title track and "One" were both Adult Contemoporary hits, however. It went on to sell 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite. Cry also hit #179 on the Billboard Top 200 albums of the decade 2000–2009.
Cry (Mandy Moore song)
"Cry" is a song by American recording artist Mandy Moore, released on November 4, 2001 by Epic Records. It was written and produced by James Renald. Peter Mokran also helped produce the song. The song was released as the third single from her self-titled third album. The song achieved minor success in the United States but was a big hit in Asia, especially in the Philippines.
"Cry" received positive reviews from music critics, was one of the issues most adored by MTV. The lyrics of "Cry" focuses on a girl who thinks that love is insensitive. The musical structure of the song is created based on the melody of a guitar as a ballad. It was used as a soundtrack of the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember, in which she starred alongside Shane West.
Cry (Churchill Kohlman song)
"Cry" is the title of a 1951 popular song written by Churchill Kohlman. The song was first recorded by Ruth Casey on the Cadillac label. The biggest hit version was recorded in New York City by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads on October 16, 1951.
Cry (Simple Minds album)
Cry is the thirteenth album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was recorded in the last six months of 2001 in Sicily and Scotland (Glasgow). It was officially released on 1 April 2002 but it had already circulated on the Internet weeks before.
Cry (Godley & Creme song)
"Cry" is a song released by the British music duo Godley & Creme on 11 March 1985. It was included on the duo's album The History Mix Volume 1.
The song peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Godley & Creme's lone Top 40 hit in the US apart from their former band, 10cc. It reached No. 19 on the UK Singles Chart.
The duo also directed the song's music video, which featured faces blended into each other using analogue cross-fading.
Cry (Alex Parks song)
"Cry" is the second and final single from Alex Parks' debut album Introduction. It was released in February 2004 and peaked at #13 in the UK Singles Chart.
Cry (Michael Jackson song)
"Cry" is a song recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson that features on his tenth and final studio album, Invincible (2001). The song was written by R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, who had previously written Jackson's 1995 single " You Are Not Alone". "Cry" was produced by Jackson and Kelly. It was released in December 2001 under Epic Records as the second single from Invincible. "Cry" is a R&B ballad, with lyrics that highlight problems with the planet. The lyrics also urge people to unite to make the world a better place. The track, thus, recalls previous Jackson songs that promote peace and environmentalism.
The song was released with two B-side tracks; "Shout" and "Streetwalker". "Cry" received mixed reviews from music critics. The single had a moderate chart performance internationally, with its highest peak being number sixteen in Denmark, and its least successful charting country being Austria. The track was promoted with a music video, which was filmed by Nicholas Brandt. The video does not feature Jackson but shows people holding hands and standing side by side in a variety of settings, including a beach and a forest.
Cry (Faith Hill song)
“Cry” was the first single from American Country singer Faith Hill's 2002 Cry album. Before her rendition, the song was recorded by its writer, Angie Aparo, for his 1999 album, The American.
Originally released to country radios, "Cry" crossed over to adult contemporary radios. It spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song eventually peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, in the United States. "Cry" reached number three on the Canadian Singles Chart and was a Top 30 success in the United Kingdom and Australia.
In 2003, at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards, Hill won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Cry", marking her second win in the category.
This song appears on the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.
Cry (Lynn Anderson album)
Cry is a studio album by country music legend Lynn Anderson, released in 1972.
This album was based on Lynn Anderson's hit from early 1972, "Cry", which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Country charts, and No. 1 on the Cashbox Country charts. In addition the song also reached No. 71 on the Pop charts, and No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary charts that year. This album shows Anderson's new direction into placing her voice into more Pop-oriented songs, including "Cry" (originally a No. 1 Pop hit for Johnnie Ray in 1951). After having a No. 1 Country and Pop hit in late 1970, " (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", her record company set her records out more for the Pop market, and never looked back. This helped Lynn Anderson gain the biggest success she ever had for a number of years. Thus, this left Anderson from recording the hard Country material she recorded for her late 1960s albums under Chart Records.
Husband, Glenn Sutton helped produce this album with producing legend, Clive Davis. Most of the songs featured here are Pop songs, like the Addrisi Brothers' "We've Got to Get It on Again" and Sonny & Cher's "When You Say Love". With the help of legendary Country producer, Billy Sherrill, Sutton wrote some of the songs for this album, some of which had been previously hits for Country singers, like Barbara Mandrell's "Tonight My Baby's Coming Home". This album was big-selling album, reaching No. 2 on the "Top Country Albums" chart and No. 114 on the "Billboard 200" albums chart.
Cry (Kym Marsh song)
"Cry" is a song written by Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund for former Hear'say member Kym Marsh's debut album Standing Tall. It was released as her debut solo single on 6 April 2003 in the United Kingdom. It charted at a peak position of number two in the UK Singles Chart in its second week of release.
Cry (Ronnie Dove album)
Cry is Ronnie Dove's fifth studio album (and sixth album release) for Diamond Records.
It was released in 1967 as D-5007 in mono and SD-5007 in stereo.
The album peaked at number 121 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Cry (Alastair Galbraith album)
Cry is an album by New Zealand musician Alastair Galbraith released in 2000.
Cry (LL Cool J song)
"Cry" is a single by LL Cool J from his twelfth studio album, Exit 13 (2008). The song features guest vocals by R&B singer Lil' Mo and production by Andreas "Raw Uncut" Dombrowski. The song is noted for its sampling of Bunny Sigler's "Half a Man," and Ja Rule's " I Cry," which also happens to feature Lil' Mo. It was digitally released as an individual buzz single in June 17, 2008, and saw a limited international release as a B-side to the accompanying 12" single, "5 Boroughs," in June 24, 2008; alongside a US release in July 8, 2008.
Cry (Waterfront song)
"Cry" is a single by British duo Waterfront, first released in 1988. The song was a hit in both the UK and US. It reached the Top 20 on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #17 in May 1989, and the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, at #10. The song appears on their 1989 self-titled debut album.
Cry (Sigma song)
"Cry" is a song performed by British drum and bass duo Sigma featuring vocals from British pop group Take That. The song was released as a digital download on 20 May 2016 through 3 Beat Records as the second single from their second studio album. The song peaked to number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.
Cry (Stellar song)
"Cry" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Stellar as their seventh single album and ninth single overall. The song was released on July 18, 2016 by The Entertainment Pascal and distributed by Universal Music. In order to promote the song, Stellar appeared in several South Korean music programs, including Music Bank, Show! Music Core and Inkigayo. A music video for the song was released in conjunction with the single.
Cry (Kelly Clarkson song)
"Cry" is a song by American singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson, taken from her fourth studio album, All I Ever Wanted (2009). It was written by Clarkson, Jason Halbert and Mark Townsend, with production being done by Howard Benson. It was released as the album's fourth single (fifth and final overall) only in Australia and Germany; it was released as a digital download on March 12, 2010 in Germany and added to Australian radio stations on March 15, 2010.
"Cry" is a pop rock ballad, with Clarkson adding that it is a " waltz" ballad with influences of country music. Inspired by a friendship that went sour, lyrically, "Cry" talks about betrayal. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who agreed the song matched Clarkson's ability of dominate a ballad, while also praising her vocals on the track. The song was covered by Lea Michele on an season three episode of Glee, and her version charted on the lower regions of Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Cry (Just a Little)
"Cry (Just a Little)" is a song by Dutch dance duo Bingo Players. The song's only lyrics are the repetition of "I know I'm caught up in the middle; I cry just a little when I think of letting go. Oh no, gave up on the riddle; I cry just a little when I think of letting go." They were originally in " Piano in the Dark", a 1988 hit song by Brenda Russell. For this song, the line was performed by Kelli-Leigh (vocals) along with Hal Ritson (back vocals).
"Cry (Just a Little)" was released in Belgium as a digital download on 18 May 2011 and was released in the United Kingdom on 18 September 2011. The song has charted in Belgium and the Netherlands.
This song later was re-sampled for the chorus of Flo Rida's 2012 release; " I Cry".
Cry (The Mavis's song)
"Cry" is a song by Australian alternative rock group, The Mavis's. The song was released in January 1998 as the first single from their second studio album, Pink Pills (1998). The single peaked at number 13, becoming the group's highest charting single.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 1998, "Cry" was nominated for two awards— ARIA Award for Single of the Year, losing to " Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia; and ARIA Award for Song of the Year, but lost to " No Aphrodisiac" by The Whitlams.
The song polled at number 61 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 1998 countdown.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cry \Cry\ (kr[imac]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried (kr[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. Quarrel a brawl, Querulous.]
To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice. -- Matt. xxvii. 46.
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee. -- Ps. xxviii.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Some cried after him to return.
2. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.
--Is. lxv. 1
I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman. --Shak. 3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals. The young ravens which cry. --Ps. cxlvii. 9. In a cowslip's bell I lie There I couch when owls do cry. --Shak. To cry on or To cry upon, to call upon the name of; to beseech. ``No longer on Saint Denis will we cry.'' --Shak. To cry out.
To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor.
To complain loudly; to lament.
To cry out against, to complain loudly of; to censure; to blame.
To cry out on or To cry out upon, to denounce; to censure. ``Cries out upon abuses.''
To cry to, to call on in prayer; to implore.
To cry you mercy, to beg your pardon. ``I cry you mercy, madam; was it you?''
Cry \Cry\ (kr?), n.; pl. Cries (kr?z). [F. cri, fr. crier to cry. See Cry, v. i. ]
A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.
Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
--Ex. xi. 6.
An infant crying in the night, An infant crying for the light; And with no language but a cry.
Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
The cry went once on thee.
O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.
Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
The street cries of London.
Common report; fame.
The cry goes that you shall marry her.
A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
All now depends upon a good cry.
A pack of hounds.
A cry more tunable Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.
A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?
The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
A far cry, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
Cry \Cry\, v. t.
To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life!
To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
Love is lost, and thus she cries him.
Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.
To cry aim. See under Aim.
To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn.
Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.
To cry out, to proclaim; to shout. ``Your gesture cries it out.''
To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest.
To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.
n. 1 A shedding of tears; the act of crying. 2 A shout or scream. 3 Words shouted or screamed. 4 (context collectively English) A group of hounds. 5 (context obsolete derogatory English) A pack or company of people. 6 (context ambitransitive of an animal English) A typical sound made by the species in question. 7 A desperate or urgent request. 8 (context obsolete English) Common report; gossip. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To shed a tear; to weep. 2 (context transitive English) To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly. 3 (context ambitransitive English) To shout, scream, yell. 4 (context intransitive English) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do. 5 (context transitive English) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping. 6 To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, etc. 7 Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: yell]
a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
v. utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me" [syn: shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall]
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs" [syn: weep] [ant: laugh]
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost" [syn: exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout]
proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square" [syn: blazon out]
demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., from cry (v.).\n
early 13c., "beg, implore," from Old French crier, from Vulgar Latin *critare, from Latin quiritare "to wail, shriek" (source of Italian gridare, Old Spanish cridar, Spanish and Portuguese gritar), which is of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of quirritare "to squeal like a pig," from *quis, echoic of squealing, despite ancient folk etymology that traces it to "call for the help of the Quirites," the Roman constabulary. The meaning was extended 13c. to weep, which it largely replaced by 16c. Related: Cried; crying.\n
\nMost languages, in common with English, use the general word for "cry out, shout, wail" to also mean "weep, shed tears to express pain or grief." Romance and Slavic, however, use words for this whose ultimate meaning is "beat (the breast)," compare French pleurer, Spanish llorar, both from Latin plorare "cry aloud," but probably originally plodere "beat, clap the hands." Also Italian piangere (cognate with French plaindre "lament, pity") from Latin plangere, originally "beat," but especially of the breast, as a sign of grief. U.S. colloquial for crying out loud is 1924, probably another euphemism for for Christ's sake.
Usage examples of "cry".
The Wests clearly made sure Carol Ann Cooper could neither move nor cry out when they abused her.
But there can be no doubt that the Wests made sure she could neither move nor cry out when they abused her.
Out of politeness the countess looked at her husband before accepting the invitation, but he cried out, without ceremony, that he was ready to go if I took the whole family.
It was something Granny Aching had said once, when Tiffany had been crying about a lamb.
I could hear their voices, full of excitement -- but the acoustics of the place made it impossible to get a good fix on the cries that were bounding back and forth across the lobby.
The Adelantado, hearing the cries, left Castaneda in his place to collect the people who had not come up, who were at least half the force, and went himself to see if they were in any danger.
I but said thy loved one should be adjudged insane, yet had ye not cried out I should have said that the condition is not one depending upon any definite change in the structure of his mind, upon no weakness of his brain.
Certainly, if a female manager or leader is seen crying and emotionally disabled in a situation that might be handled aggressively by a strong male, she will lose prestige in the eyes of many people.
But it is a little silly for an agitator to cry thief when the success of his agitation has led to the adoption of his ideas.
City advocates could cry bloody murder if you took one position, while the agribusiness lobby would come after you if you took the other.
Messua cried, and Buldeo embroidered the story of his adventures in the jungle, till he ended by saying that Akela stood up on his hind legs and talked like a man.
Paris divided in opinion, and to hear the alarming cries raised by the confederates of the Faubourgs when the King was already at St.
I acceded rather reluctantly to the proposition, though at that time I was incapable of ascertaining his intention, which was, after conducting me to a remote part of the structure, to deliver me into the hands of three ruffians, who, having covered me with a veil so thick as to exclude every object from my view, placed me upon a mule, and conveyed me, regardless of my cries, through the deepest recesses of the woods, when, having arrived at a small inn, situated at the extremity of the forest, we stopped without alighting for refreslnnent.
That we moved your big soft body with allegedly not enough notice and that east-side school you cried over and that Negro research resource librarian there with the hair out to here that.
Besides the rustling of the gas cells there was the creaking of the aluminium framework along which he walked and the musical cries of thousands of steel bracing wires.