battle cry


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battle cry

n.
1. A rallying cry uttered in combat, especially while attacking.
2. A slogan used by the proponents of a cause.

battle cry

n
1. (Military) a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
2. a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc

bat′tle cry`


n.
1. a cry or shout of troops going into battle.
2. a slogan used to arouse enthusiasm in a contest.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battle cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battlebattle cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
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"
2.battle cry - a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan - a favorite saying of a sect or political group

battle cry

noun
1. slogan, motto, watchword, catch phrase, tag-line, catchword the ideological battle cry of Hong Kong
2. war cry, rallying cry, war whoop He screamed out a battle cry and charged.

battle cry

noun
A rallying term used by proponents of a cause:
Translations

battle cry

ngrido di battaglia
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Now he was close upon them, and had there been any doubt before, the wild battle cry which rang from a thousand fierce throats turned the hopes of the royalists cold within their breasts.
It was at once a sight to make one shudder and to cheer; but in a brief second we were engaged once more in our own battle with only the unquenchable battle cry of the women to remind us that they still fought--"Rise slaves
Just then Uncas struck his tomahawk deep into the post, and raised his voice in a shout, which might be termed his own battle cry.
The trumpeters, all the while, blew their blasts shriller and shriller; each soldier shouted a battle cry, and often fell with it on his lips.
That battle cry governs most of ``Diary of a Mad Black Woman,'' the screen adaptation of Tyler Perry's popular stage play.
That was the battle cry Jackson sounded a few weeks ago, when the Lakers trailed the San Antonio Spurs 2-0.
The cry split the night - the do-or-die battle cry of the imperial Japanese forces.
The gruesome tape shows beheadings and amputations and al-Qaeda fighters chanting Osama bin Laden's battle cry "to the front, to the front" and urging Indonesians to join the jihad.
In fact, 'Spok'em' has become an action verb for us and has become a common battle cry during our weekly sales calls", said Rob Meinhardt, CEO at KACE.
When I was going through the recruitment process, the big battle cry from everybody I met with was, 'You gotta do for North Hollywood what you did to Burbank,''' Ovrom said.
As commissioner of the New York City Police, he cleaned up corruption and instilled many innovative reforms; he left his position overseeing the Navy because it wasn't proactive enough for his tastes, and joined the Rough Riders, where his battle cry was not ``Charge
A TEACHERS' union sounded a battle cry yesterday for possible industrial action over working hours.

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