Definition of weeper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːpə/


1A person who weeps.
Example sentences
  • I'm not a weeper, generally speaking, but yesterday I wept freely.
  • President George W Bush, his brothers and their father are big weepers, according to the American writer Kitty Kelley.
  • For all the crushed weepers, there are those who take it on the chin.
1.1 historical A hired mourner at a funeral.
1.2A small image of a mourner on a monument.
Example sentences
  • He invented a particular tomb format whereby the deceased was guaranteed eternal mourning by the sculpted weepers that surrounded the sarcophagus.
  • He not show flashings and weepers in his drawings.
2North American another term for weepy.
Example sentences
  • I draw the line at sappy actionless weepers, though.
  • The earnest weeper E.T. became the highest-grossing film of all time.
  • The two real weepers that stand out for me are White Palace with Susan Sarandon, and Ghost.
3 (weepers) historical Mourning clothes, in particular a man’s crape hatband or a widow’s black crape veil and white cuffs.
4 (weepers) dated Long side whiskers worn without a beard.

Words that rhyme with weeper

Arequipa, beeper, bleeper, creeper, Dnieper, keeper, leaper, peeper, reaper, sleeper, sweeper

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