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war cry

n.
1. A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
2. A phrase or slogan used to rally people to a cause.

war cry

n
1. (Military) a rallying cry used by combatants in battle
2. a cry, slogan, etc, used to rally support for a cause

war′ cry`


n.
1. a word or phrase shouted in charging; battle cry.
2. a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war 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
2.war cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battlewar 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"

war cry

noun battle cry, rallying cry, war whoop, slogan Armed warriors burst into the clearing, shrieking war cries.

war cry

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

war cry

ngrido di guerra
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The neighbors hearing the war cries of the king's troops, had mingled in the affray, and bullets rained upon the outcasts from every story.
The pirates were skimming rapidly across the smooth waters of the harbor, answering Sing's harmless shots with yells of derision and wild, savage war cries.
And then from behind him broke a hideous bedlam of savage war cries and a score of shrieking blacks were upon them.
Not until then did they gain courage to pursue him, and when they had come in force, with brandished spears and loud war cries, the quarry was gone.
With their rousing anthems of death and glory, allied to Iron Maiden-esque melody - As Loke Falls could have been written by the British legends - the Academy was turned into a sea of raised arms, clenched fists and lusty war cries.
There's a ritual which started two-three years ago where the one who's most drunk from the group is thrown in the pool as the rest go round and round shouting war cries," Themistokleous told the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) last night.
Unfortunately for the Thakur convalescing in Singapore, the assembly by- poll results came out soon afterwards, taking the air out of his war cries.
Tartu has heard discussions and lectures, war cries, secret whispers and songs in very different languages and dialects.
In this vast sphere, thick with war cries blinding the souls of many hearts, only the truth will glow through the fleeting images of time.
There would be gunsmoke and war cries and we could be there, but we never saw it.