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Definition of "war cry" []

  • A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry. (noun)
  • A phrase or slogan used to rally people to a cause. (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 "war cry" in a sentence
  • "The rimed norn, now icebrood, raised a deep-throated war cry and ran at the heroes."
  • "The Thracians war cry had a special name in Greek, the titanismos."
  • "The sight of him worked wonders; cheering, shrieking their war cry to Mars Invictus, the troops rallied and, with Octavian at their head, pounded along the gangway."