from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cry out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To cry aloud.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To cry out.


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From Middle English undercryen, equivalent to under- +‎ cry.


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  • I can neither read nor write, but sit brooding over the fire on the hearth, piling on wood and sending tall flames and many sparks up the chimney; for that continuous undercry of the iron tongues, 'Pray for the dead! pray for the dead!' fills the valley and seems to fill the world.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine Edward Harrison Barker 1885


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