touching


1touch·ing

preposition \ˈtə-chiŋ\

Definition of TOUCHING

:  in reference to :  concerning

Examples of TOUCHING

  1. <there has been an objection touching the last of the proposed new bylaws>

First Known Use of TOUCHING

14th century

Related to TOUCHING

2touching

adjective

: having a strong emotional effect : causing feelings of sadness or sympathy

Full Definition of TOUCHING

:  capable of arousing emotions of tenderness or compassion
touch·ing·ly adverb

Examples of TOUCHING

  1. <touching lots in the housing development will eventually be separated by hedges for privacy>
  2. <a touching movie about two lost animals who try to find their way home>

First Known Use of TOUCHING

1601

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