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WAR CRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does war cry mean? 

WAR CRY (noun)
  The noun WAR CRY has 2 senses:

1. a slogan used to rally support for a cause
2. a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle

  Familiarity information: WAR CRY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAR CRY (noun)


Sense 1war cry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slogan used to rally support for a cause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rallying cry; war cry; watchword; battle cry; cry

Context examples:

a cry to arms / our watchword will be 'democracy'

Hypernyms ("war cry" is a kind of...):

catchword; motto; shibboleth; slogan (a favorite saying of a sect or political group)


Sense 2war cry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

battle cry; war whoop; rallying cry; war cry

Hypernyms ("war cry" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


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