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Meaning of "cries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cries

Crying

Crying is the shedding of tears in response to an emotional state in humans. The act of crying has been defined as "a complex secretomotor phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures". A related medical term is lacrimation, which also refers to non-emotional shedding of tears. A neuronal connection between the lacrimal gland and the areas of the human brain involved with emotion has been established. Some scientists believe that only humans produce tears in response to emotional states, while others disagree. Charles Darwin wrote in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals that the keepers of Indian elephants in the London Zoo told him that their charges shed tears in sorrow. Tears produced during emotional crying have a chemical composition which differs from other types of tears. They contain significantly greater quantities of the hormones prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, Leu-enkephalin, and the elements potassium and manganese.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIES

crick
cricket
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricketer
cricketing
cricoid
cried
crier
crikey
crim
crim.
Crimbo
crime
crime against humanity
crime fighting
crime of passion
crime passionnel
crime prevention

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIES

A series
accessories
batteries
boundaries
carries
categories
countries
diaries
entries
galleries
histories
industries
inquiries
libraries
memories
queries
series
stories
territories
tries

Synonyms and antonyms of cries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cries

Translation of «cries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIES

Find out the translation of cries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

呐喊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gritos
570 millions of speakers

English

cries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صرخات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крики
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gritos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এবং cries
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cris
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menangis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schreie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泣き叫び
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

울음 소리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nangis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng kêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रडत आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çığlıkları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

grida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzyki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крики
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

strigătele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κραυγές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rop
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rop
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIES»

The term «cries» is very widely used and occupies the 17.565 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cries» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cries» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cries

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cries.
1
Abigail Adams
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
2
Sean Brady
May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame.
3
Frank Capra
I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
4
Aime Cesaire
It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
5
Andrew Cuomo
Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.
6
Grace Darling
The cries of the sufferers on the remaining part of the wreck were heard during the night.
7
Anne-Marie Duff
I'm someone who laughs a lot and cries a lot.
8
Patricia Reilly Giff
Anyone who has problems, or worries, anyone who laughs and cries, anyone who feels can write. It's only talking on paper... talking about the things that matter to us.
9
Jean Ingelow
When sparrows build and the leaves break forth, My old sorrow wakes and cries.
10
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIES»

Discover the use of cries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to ...
Beginning with the earliest recorded evidence and spanning the world, an illustrated study explores the varied roles women haved played in wartime, from nurse to warrior to soldier's mother, and investigates women's participation in warfare ...
Linda Grant De Pauw, 2000
2
Blood That Cries Out From the Earth : The Psychology of ...
Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion?
Rutgers University James Jones Professor Department of Religion, 2008
3
Cries in the Desert
But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial... Cries in the Desert is the true story of "The Toy Box Killer"--a shocking story of torture and murder in the New Mexico desert.
John Glatt, 2007
4
Cries Unheard: Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell
Throughout her coverage of the sensational trial, Gitta Sereny never believed the characterizations of Bell as the incarnation of evil, the bad seed personified.
Gitta Sereny, 2000
5
Cries of The Heart
Cries of the Heart is a book that both inspires and reassures...a search that uncovers our hidden sentiments and reveals God's continual inescapable presence in every moment of our lives.
Ravi Zacharias, 2002
6
Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse
Yet, as Hillary Potter argues in Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse, this stereotype often helps these African American women to resist and to verbally and physically retaliate against their abusers.
Hillary Potter, 2008
7
Their Blood Cries Out
Yet most Americans never hear their stories. In Their Blood Cries Out, Paul Marshall reveals the reality of this present-day persecution, revealing what we can do to help these brothers and sisters in Christ.
Paul Marshall, 1997
8
Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its ...
Informed by the author's experience in Beijing and New York-global cities with extensive access to an emergent transnational Chinese visual culture-this work situates selected artworks and films in the context of Chinese nationalism and ...
Marc L. Moskowitz, 2010
9
When a Heart Cries
Why does God not see Samantha's yearnings for a child and answer her prayers? Does God even listen when a heart cries so fervently and long?
Kim Vogel Sawyer, 2012
10
Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around the World
꾸준한 사랑을 받아오고 있는 Oxford Bookworms Library의 3rd Edition으로서 고전이나 현대소설, 추리소설, 창작소설 등 다양한 장르로 구성된 내용과 뛰어난 문장으로 초급에서 고급 학습자 ...
Jennifer Bassett, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cries is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bobbi Kristina Brown's Desperate Cries For Help
BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN could have been saved if family and friends had heeded her cries for help to escape the hell of her abusive ... «The National Enquirer, Jul 15»
2
Amid cries, family calls fatal shooting 'senseless'
Outside of the closed courtroom doors, her cries could be heard for several seconds. Dash also formally presented Green with the charge of ... «The Times and Democrat, Jul 15»
3
Cries of racism prompt Boston art museum to cancel 'Kimono …
BOSTON – The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is cancelling “Kimono Wednesdays” after protesters decried the event as racist. In a Tuesday ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
4
Cosmos man cries fowl over chicken ban enforcement
The city of Cosmos ordered longtime resident Dale Jackson to remove the chickens by June 19 to comply with a city ordinance that bans ... «Crow River Media, Jul 15»
5
In Ecuador, Francis cries out for Latin American freedom, unity
... resource from NCR. "I would like to see these two cries joined together under the beautiful challenge of evangelization," the pope continued. «National Catholic Reporter, Jul 15»
6
Taxi industry cries foul over Uber
Taxi industry cries foul over Uber. Mobile phone taxi service Uber has become the latest target to feel the heat in the fight for dominance over ... «TechCentral, Jul 15»
7
Superstar Rajini cries foul, seeks dismissal case against him
CHENNAI: "I am suffering mental agony and my image is being spoiled among the public by publications of news about the suit." So saying ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
8
Mison cries foul over corruption allegations
Commissioner Seigfred Mison of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has turned the tables on his colleagues at the bureau by tagging them as ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
9
First black to serve as Colonel Reb cries foul at Vestavia mascot flap
First black to serve as Colonel Reb cries foul at Vestavia mascot flap. Calvin Wright.jpg. Calvin Wright broke the color barrier when he served ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
10
Christmas Day reveller 'ignored cries for help' after alleged rape in …
A reveller, who denies raping a woman in Dover on Christmas Day, told a jury how he later ignored her cries for help. Tudor Tofoi, 21, claimed ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cries>. Oct 2019 ».
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