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keener Syllabification: keen·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkēnər/

Definition of keener in English:


1A person who keens for someone who has died.
Example sentences
  • At times there are echoes of the raw Gaelic keeners who sang the songs of the dispossessed.
  • In all kinds of societies throughout human history professional mourners, wailers or keeners, have been paid to produce hireling tears.
  • They 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.
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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