What is the difference between shout and cry?

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As nouns the difference between shout and cry

is that shout is a loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage while cry is a shedding of tears; the act of crying.

As verbs the difference between shout and cry

is that shout is to utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc while cry is to shed tears; to weep.

shout

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A round of drinks in a pub; the turn to pay the shot or scot; an act of paying for a round of drinks.
  • * 1984 , , page 290,
  • “I?ll get my wine though,” taking out her wallet.
    “No. This is my shout ,” holding up his hand as though to ward her money off.
  • * 2006 , (Lily Allen), Knock 'Em Out
  • Cut to the pub on a lads night out,
    Man at the bar cos it was his shout
  • * 2008 , George Papaellinas, The Trip: An Odyssey , re.press, Australia, page 6,
  • It was always my shout down the pub with Theo.
  • (UK, Australia, jargon, slang) A call-out for an emergency services team.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
  • * '', Act I, Scene II, 1797, George Steevens (editor), ''The Plays of William Shakespeare , Volume 7, page 15,
  • They ?houted thrice; what was the la?t cry for?
  • To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
  • (obsolete) To treat with shouts or clamor.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • (colloquial) To pay for food, drink or entertainment for others.
  • I?ll shout you all a drink.
    He?s shouting us all to the opening night of the play.
  • * 1999 , Peter Moore, The Wrong Way Home: London to Sydney the Hard Way , page 301,
  • After shouting me a plate of noodles and limp vegetables, he helped me change money by introducing me to the stallholder who offered the best exchange rates.
  • * 2003 , Peter Watt, To Chase the Storm , Pan MacMillan Australia, unnumbered page,
  • ‘I have not seen my cousin Patrick in years,’ Martin answered defensively. ‘I doubt that, considering the way our lives have gone, an officer of the King?s army would be shouting me a drink in Mr O?Riley?s pub these days.’
  • * 2005 , George G. Spearing, Dances with Marmots: A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure , page 32,
  • Anyhow, he obviously bore no grudge against Kiwis, for he shouted me a beer and opened another one for himself, punctuating the operation with a spectacular and resounding fart that by all the laws of physical science should have left his trousers flapping in smouldering shreds.
  • * 2010 , Ivan Dunn, The Legend of Beau Baxter , HarperCollins Publishers, New Zealand, unnumbered page,
  • Truth is, I notice the other blokes who have been shouting me nodding among themselves and thinking they?d better get in the queue if I am buying. Not likely. I am out of there.
  • (Internet) To post a text message (for example, email) in upper case.
  • Please don't shout in the chat room.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * shout down * shout out

    See also

    * (l)

    cry

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To shed tears; to weep.
  • That sad movie always makes me cry .
  • To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I'll speak.
  • * Bunyan
  • The man ran on, crying , Life! life! Eternal life!
  • (ambitransitive) To shout, scream, yell.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvii. 46
  • And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice.
  • To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxlvii. 9
  • the young ravens which cry
  • * Shakespeare
  • In a cowslip's bell I lie / There I couch when owls do cry .
  • To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.
  • to cry oneself to sleep
  • To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, etc.
  • to cry goods
  • * Crashaw
  • Love is lost, and thus she cries him.
  • Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
  • * Judd
  • I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.

    Synonyms

    * weep * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * laugh

    Derived terms

    * crybaby * cry in one's beer * cry like a baby * cry one's eyes out * cry off * cry out * cry someone a river * cry the blues * cry wolf * don't cry over spilt milk * kiss and cry

    Noun

    (cries)
  • A shedding of tears; the act of crying.
  • After we broke up, I retreated to my room for a good cry .
  • A shout or scream.
  • I heard a cry from afar.
  • Words shouted or screamed.
  • a battle cry
  • (collectively) A group of hounds.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A cry more tunable / Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.
    (Milton)
  • (obsolete, derogatory) A pack or company of people.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Would not this get me a fellowship in a cry of players?
  • (ambitransitive, of an animal) A typical sound made by the species in question.
  • "Woof" is the cry of a dog, while "neigh" is the cry of a horse.
  • A desperate or urgent request.
  • (obsolete) Common report; gossip.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The cry goes that you shall marry her.

    Derived terms

    * battle cry * hue and cry * war cry

    See also

    * breastfeeding * crocodile tears

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