Definition of aching in English:


Line breaks: ach¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪkɪŋ


1Having an ache in a part of one’s body: the cool air was a relief to my aching head
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  • Soak a cloth in cayenne powder tea to apply to an aching arthritic joint.
  • I follow him out into the living room, my back aching, patting my hair.
  • During three years ' hard times, the poor quality food barely appeased my aching belly.
2Feeling intense or wistful sadness; sorrowful: an aching feeling of nostalgia
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  • The beach at sunset is a place of aching beauty.
  • The grief journey is nature's way - God's way - of healing an aching heart.
  • What she does had my heart aching in sympathetic delight.



[as submodifier]: a sound which was achingly familiar to me
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  • He smiled and pressed a kiss to her forehead in an achingly familiar gesture.
  • Mogwai always seem to find a way to express themselves with a unique sound that is deafening yet achingly beautiful.
  • The sun lit up the day from start to finish and the scenery was the so breathtakingly, brilliantly, achingly beautiful it was almost unreal.

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