Definition of gaping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪpɪŋ/


(Of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open: there was a gaping hole in the wall
More example sentences
  • A broad smile dribbled down from the bottom of his gaping lips.
  • The central defining social fact of our world is gaping global inequality.
  • The family circle is left with a ragged, gaping tear.
cavernous, yawning, wide, broad;
vast, huge, enormous, immense, extensive



Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪpɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • His right flank is now gapingly vulnerable to an attack.
  • There's a gapingly obvious lack of real anger and social or political comment.
  • He blinked, and stared gapingly at the child for a moment.

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