Cry and Lament


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Cry verb – To shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress.
Usage example: some kids started to cry even before the doctor had given them their shot

Lament is a synonym for cry in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Lament" instead the word "Cry" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like wail, weeping, dirge, weep.
Nearby Words: crying, cried
Synonyms for Cry


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Lament noun – A crying out in grief.
Usage example: the national lament that was heard when President Kennedy was assassinated

Cry is a synonym for lament in activity topic. You can use "Cry" instead the word "Lament" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as sound, ache, wail, sorrow.
Nearby Words: lamentation, lamentable, lamenting, lamented, lamentably
Synonyms for Lament

How words are described

characteristic characteristic cry characteristic lament
standard standard cry standard lament
dignified dignified cry dignified lament
frequent frequent cry frequent lament
Other adjectives: general, last, anguished.

Common collocations

love cry love lament love
name cry name lament name
bit cry bit lament bit
times cry times lament times

Both words in one sentence

  • Everyone felt it who heard that cry as it echoed off the wall, a God-cursed scream and strain of catastrophe, the howl of the loser, the lament of the hell-serf keening his wound.
  • Pinkie Pride, the show's second musical episode, gives us "Pinkie's Lament", which according to writer Amy Keating Rogers, was inspired by the aforementioned "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina".
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