What Can I Use Instead of Cried?

Does your work involve a character that is crying? Do they do it repeatedly? Don’t use “they cried”, “she cried”, or “he cried” every time you describe it. Use a more descriptive word to paint a picture of how the person is crying.

Let’s look at 11 words you can use instead of cried.

  1. Howled
  2. Lamented
  3. Sobbed
  4. Bawled
  5. Blubbered
  6. Sniveled
  7. Wept
  8. Burst into tears
  9. Shed bitter tears
  10. Turned on the waterworks
  11. Squalled

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