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Definition of "crier" [cri•er]

  • One that cries, especially: (noun)
  • An official who announces the orders of a court of law. (noun)
  • A town crier. (noun)
  • A hawker. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crier" in a sentence
  • "I went to the bezestein, where I called a crier aside, and, showing him the necklace, told him I had a mind to sell it, and desired him to show it to the principal jewellers."
  • "After each point, the titled crier chants with a full voice in his old time tongue: "The but has so much, the refil has so much, gentlemen!""
  • "Then he called the crier, who came up and kissed the ground before him, and he said to him, 'Show me the girl thou art crying for sale.'"