Translation of cry in Spanish:

cry

grito, n.

Pronunciation /kraɪ/ /krʌɪ/

nounplural cries

  • 1

    • 1.1(exclamation)

      grito masculine
      to give/let out a cry dar/soltar un grito
      • there was a cry of 'man overboard!' se oyó un grito de '¡hombre al agua!'
      • she heard cries for help oyó gritos de socorro
      • her suicide attempt was a cry for help su intento de suicidio fue una llamada / un grito de socorro
      • Impassioned cries of: ‘We will shed blood to save the Datta Peetha’ were raised.
      • It was like you see in the films - you hear the whistle and the bang, there's a cry of ‘incoming’ and everybody gets down on the ground.
      • It's the hub of village life and when you go there at night, expect some of the elderly worse-for-wear locals to greet you with cries of ‘Hello, my brother’ when they discover you're Irish.
      • Local residents danced in the streets celebrating the decision with cries of ‘Execute the vile meditators!’

    • 1.2(of street vendor)

      pregón masculine
      the cries of the newsboys los gritos de los vendedores de diarios
      • In the weavers' cottage, weavers would be hard at work, and the streets thronged with people, where visitors would hear the cries of street traders selling their wares.
      • Despite the lights and the trains and the noise, it is quite easy to imagine the cries of the hawkers in a different age.
      • Visitors are battered by a cacophony of cries by hawkers trying to flog a variety of the ubiquitous plastic trinkets and squeaking toys.
      • I have just been reading the Keith Waterhouse column, Echoes from the past, about the cries of street traders.
      • The cries of street vendors hawking their merchandise rose above the hubbub.
      • The shrill cries of the vendors, pursuing passers-by to buy their wares rang through my ears.

    • 1.3(call)

      (of seagull) chillido masculine
      (of seagull) reclamo masculine
      (of hounds) aullido masculine
      • Imagining their hoots to be the cry of some dangerous animal, she had spent nearly two terrified days on the run from her rescuers.
      • The cries of topical birds and animals could be heard very clearly in the night air.
      • Whistles and cries came from the birds as they continued forward.
      • McBride recorded more than 100 hours of sounds and will listen to the audio tapes in the next month, in the hope of hearing the bird's cry.
      • I could hear strange animal cries; some so deep and loud they sent chills up my spine.
      • A few cries came from nocturnal birds, hunting rodents.
      • These noisy animals have several types of cries and bloodcurdling howls.
      • Ranging from the chirp of crickets to the loud, booming cry of indigenous animals, the wilderness is truly alive with the sounds of fauna.
      • Abby looked skyward and was greeted by the cry of an angry bird, warning her away from his meal.
      • She was aware of every small noise around her, from the smallest twig snapping underfoot to the cries of foreign birds.
      • At his father's prompting, the little boy began to mimic the birds' cries.
      • There was silence in the meadow for a few minutes, except for the cries of distant birds.
      • The next thing I knew, a balmy breeze played across my face, and the soft cries of birds drifted to my ears.
      • Behind her she heard the cries of frightened animals.
      • Animal cries and howls wailed through the valley.
      • In the distance, one or two unnamed birds send out a cry from the distant dense forests.
      • Suddenly I heard a loud bird cry as a large bird of prey flew towards me.
      • The air is full of bird cries and one may even spot a few deer.
      • Yet the only target they fired on was an unidentified animal, whose cries then kept the unit awake all night.
      • It is in fact one of those animal cries that is both scary and scared in equal parts, a shriek that would make an intruder really think twice about going any further into a burrow.

  • 2informal

    (weep)
    llanto masculine
    to have a cry llorar
    • you'll feel better after a good cry te sentirás mejor después de un buen llanto
    • He took an awful long time coming back, because he had to keep stopping to have a cry!
    • I have a cry while I slice the onions.
    • I put my arms down on the computer desk, and leaned my head down on them to have a cry.
    • After my initial cry, I don't think I shed another tear for Steve.
    • Sometimes there is nothing like a good cry.
    • If you are committed to removing all the tangles no matter how long it takes, then give yourself permission to get angry and have a good cry or scream.
    • She had a tight feeling in her chest that she felt could only be relieved by a good cry or a piercing scream.
  • 3

    (slogan)
    lema masculine
    slogan masculine
    • Soon, international opinion took up the cry and the authorities reacted quickly.
    • The match also almost certainly ended the cry from fans demanding a return to Sunday action.
    • The most frequent cry is to demand the whereabouts of the powerful foreign reporting that they remember from the 1960s.
    • One group has proposed that he can openly join the national cry for urgent action by the Government and its many arms which exist to deal specifically with the problem.
    • A rallying cry has gone out to save football pitches from the council's axe.

intransitive verb cries, crying, cried

  • 1

    (weep)
    llorar
    to make sb cry hacer llorar a algn
    • I could have cried for joy/with frustration hubiera llorado de alegría/frustración
    • to cry for sb llorar por algn
    • I'll give you something to cry about / for! ¡yo te voy a dar motivo para que llores!
    • Woman were crying with tears of joy as men swung their children around before giving them a smothering bear hug.
    • Now as he sat in his chair thinking about his oldest daughter, he remembered that not even in the hospital did she cry - not one tear was shed.
    • It was considered good to cry so tears were frequently shed in public by both men and women.
    • He started to cry; tears of bitterness and regret for a past he couldn't change; for the love he needed taken from him so many times.
    • It was not supposed to end with her slumped on an Athens pavement, crying bitter tears of pain and frustration.
    • She was holding my hand and crying huge, wet tears that splashed onto my arm.
    • Don't be afraid to cry, as tears can baptize the soul anew.
    • He cried too, tears of shame for hurting her and his wife, tears of loss because just thinking about life without her made his internal organs cramp in distress.
    • There was never anybody there to wipe away her tears and she just cried alone in the dark, begging for love which never came.
    • In the end, he told me, he cried too many tears, and that was why his eye began to swell.
    • She continued to cry softly on his shoulder, but there was no sadness in her tears.
    • I cried softly into his shoulder and let him hold me and try to comfort me.
    • In February this year, social workers at the airport reported that she had cried hysterically for hours.
    • My mom cries a lot.
    • Darren and Cara understood why Mom cried that night, even if she didn't.
    • She had always seemed so strong and had never cried in front of him.
    • Throwing herself across her blue flower bedspread, she cried herself to sleep the first night of her period and many nights afterwards.
    • Homeless and friendless, I set out into the slums, and found a quiet alleyway near an open air market to cry myself to sleep in.
    • Out of frustration, exhaustion, and mounting stress, I cry in the street.
    • She cried all night and refused to speak to her father.
  • 2

    (call)
    (bird) chillar
    (person) gritar
    they cried for help pidieron ayuda a gritos

transitive verb cries, crying, cried

  • 1

    (weep)
    llorar
    he cried himself to sleep lloró hasta quedarse dormido
  • 2

    (call)
    gritar
    • In the little trading towns, the traders sat in their shops, far too weary to cry their wares.
    • Merchants were crying out their wares in the morning air, each straining to make their voices heard over the music and laughter.
    • Store owners and merchants were crying out their wares or conducting business.
    • He notes that Hamilton often caught his sellers in the act of selling rather than crying their goods.
    • The name Sally Lunn (Lunn is more usual than Lun) is said to commemorate a woman baker of that name who had a pastry-cook's shop and cried her wares in the street.