war cry


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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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Of their elders some, by imitating the antics of youth, strive to persuade themselves that their day is not yet over; they shout with the lustiest, but the war cry sounds hollow in their mouth; they are like poor wantons attempting with pencil, paint and powder, with shrill gaiety, to recover the illusion of their spring.
He could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottle brush, and his war cry as he scuttled through the long grass was: "Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk
But he remembered Nag and Nagaina, and though it was very pleasant to be patted and petted by Teddy's mother, and to sit on Teddy's shoulder, his eyes would get red from time to time, and he would go off into his long war cry of "Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk
The war cry of England is too often in the mouths of traitors.
But come, put on your arms of war that with all speed we may bring the car of Ares and our own together and fight; for he shall not frighten the dauntless son of Zeus, nor yet the son of Iphiclus: rather, I think he will flee before the two sons of blameless Alcides who are near him and eager to raise the war cry for battle; for this they love better than a feast.
As the lone warrior came opposite them the six rushed out upon him with fiendish yells that resembled nothing more closely than the savage war cry of the Apaches of the South-west.
The alarm was soon carried to the city, and when they heard the war cry, the people came out at daybreak till the plain was filled with horsemen and foot soldiers and with the gleam of armour.
However this might be, and whatever creatures the Pygmies rode upon, I do not doubt that they made a formidable appearance, armed with sword and spear, and bow and arrow, blowing their tiny trumpet, and shouting their little war cry.
According to a Congress leader,the occasion will also used as a platform to sound a war cry against the Samajwadi Party ( SP) government.
TOP speakers, a Maori war cry and the importance of not being a d***head will be on the menu at a conference being held to mark the Rugby World Cup coming to Newcastle.
skipper's war cry Robbie Keane wants team to apprach the game right
Every year on May 12 and 13, tens of thousands of Catholic believers go on pilgrimage to the Fatima's sanctuary to pray and attend masses where the Virgin Mary is believed to be witnessed by three shepherds children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917 (AP PHOTO/FRANCISCO SECO) | Left, Prince Harry (right of pic-|ture) takes part in a Haka - the traditional ancestral Maori war cry or challenge - at Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North, on the latest leg of his tour of New Zealand.