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aching Syllabification: ach·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈākiNG/

Definition of aching in English:

adjective

1Sore; throbbing with pain: the cool air was a relief to my aching head
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  • I left Basel with aching feet, piles of business cards, a mild tan, and some inspiration.
  • Few things are a stronger motivation to get your thesis done than an aching back.
  • Some people may have a raised temperature, headaches and aching limbs.
2Feeling intense or wistful sadness; sorrowful: an aching feeling of nostalgia
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  • I write this letter with tears in my eyes and an aching heart.
  • Their 1967 double-A-side single "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" transformed the nondescript streets of Liverpool suburbs into places of aching nostalgia.
  • Springtime is an aching, falsetto-gospel piano ballad, dedicated to the singer's late mother.

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