Definition of keener in English:


Syllabification: keen·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkēnər


1A person who keens for someone who has died.
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  • The Wangs spent a total of 1,000 yuan on hiring the keeners, all poor men and women who were mobilized to form a band on their own.
  • In the end the keeners stalked the funeral processions screaming and shrieking all the more like vengeful banshees and had to be chased by the priests and their acolytes brandishing huge sticks and launching rocks in their direction.
2Canadian informal A person who is who is extremely eager, zealous, or enthusiastic: keeners who spent most of high school buried in homework

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