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hue and cry

n.
1. A public clamor, as of protest or demand: raised a great hue and cry about political corruption.
2.
a. The pursuit of a felon announced with loud shouts to alert others who were then legally obliged to give chase.
b. The loud outcry formerly used in such a pursuit.

[Middle English hew and cri, partial translation of Anglo-Norman hu e cri : hu, outcry, clamor (from Old French huer, to shout, of imitative origin) + e, and + cri, cry (from Old French crier, to cry; see cry).]

hue and cry

n
1. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the pursuit of a suspected criminal with loud cries in order to raise the alarm
2. any loud public outcry
[C16: from Anglo-French hu et cri, from Old French hue outcry, from huer to shout, from hu! shout of warning + cri cry]

hue′ and cry′


n.
1. public clamor.
2. (formerly) the pursuit of a felon with loud outcries.
[1250–1300; Middle English, translation of Anglo-French hu et cri]

hue and cry

- Somewhat redundant, as hue means "shout, make an outcry"; hue and cry was a medieval law requiring that all citizens within earshot give chase to a fleeing criminal.
See also related terms for shout.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hue and cry - loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

hue and cry

noun outcry, clamour, furore, uproar, rumpus, brouhaha, ruction (informal), hullabaloo He heard a huge hue and cry outside.
Translations

hue and cry

nclamorosa protesta