aching

adjective ach·ing \ ˈā-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of aching

1 : that aches
  • an aching back
2 : causing or reflecting distress, deep emotion, or longing
  • aching country ballads

Examples of aching in a Sentence

  1. another one of those aching country songs about a woman who done him wrong

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Origin and Etymology of aching

Middle English aking, from present participle of aken "to 1ache"



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