Definition of cri de cœur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cri de cœur

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkriː də ˈkɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkriː də ˈkɜːr//
 
(pl. cris de cœur
BrE BrE//ˌkriː də ˈkɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkriː də ˈkɜːr//
 
)
(from French)
 
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an act of asking for something, or protesting, in a way that shows you care deeply about something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cri de cœur