Definition of crying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪɪŋ/


Very great: it would be a crying shame to let some other woman have it
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  • The volume of traffic in that street daily is a crying shame and people who have to shop in the town centre are always on edge with the speed and volume of traffic.
  • It would be a crying shame if the carnival disappeared all because of the fear of what might happen.
  • It would be a crying shame for the Council to sell it.

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