Definition of weeping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwēpiNG/


1Shedding tears.
Example sentences
  • I told her and she nodded, tears slipping from her weeping eyes.
  • Oblivious to the class going on around her, Amaiya breathed a soft cry of pain and tears began to slip from her weeping eyes…
  • Suddenly, weak laughter came out of the weeping girl.
1.1Exuding liquid.
Example sentences
  • With continuous scratching, the skin will become torn, resulting in raw weeping areas of skin.
  • Clinical examination revealed dime-sized, ulcerated, weeping skin lesions all over her body.
  • Ten months later she presented with a weeping nodule in her umbilicus.
2Used in names of tree and shrub varieties with drooping branches, e.g., weeping cherry.
Example sentences
  • The tree photographed here, a fine old weeping variety, is among the five dozen kinds of flowering cherries in the arboretum's collection.
  • I watched the weeping trees flow with the wind; this place - where we mourned - it's more like a heaven on earth.
  • But under the canopy of the weeping tree these scars will never show.



Example sentences
  • Despite the serious and sometimes shocking issues he tackles, Chenoweth, at times, is weepingly funny.

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Syllabification: weep·ing

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