weep·​ing | \ ˈwē-piŋ How to pronounce weeping (audio) \

Definition of weeping

2 archaic : rainy
3 : having slender pendent branches a weeping beech

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of weeping in a Sentence

with its long, weeping fronds, this plant makes a nice ornamental a weeping song about a long-lost love
Recent Examples on the Web Neither weeping woman, goddess or doormat, Maar is a transfixing figure. The Economist, "Dora Maar, an overlooked star of surrealism," 3 Dec. 2019 The weeping judges reached for the 10 paddles for a perfect score. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Real tragedy and double heartbreak for one celebrity," 19 Nov. 2019 Ruby Falls’ also takes up less room because of its weeping habit. Boston.com Real Estate, "Ask the Gardener: How to get rid of grubs for good," 1 Oct. 2019 The Archdiocese of Chicago's report on the weeping incidents was inconclusive and produced no evidence of a miracle. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "Nine times people in Chicago saw the Virgin Mary: 'A sort of tangible, visible encounter with the divine'," 12 Sep. 2019 Here, the couple stores two 300-gallon water cisterns tucked under a weeping birch tree and plants more than 500 square feet of garden beds with vegetables and flowers. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 The weeping forms of ornamental cherries make for particularly striking specimens. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Ornamental cherry trees bring a waterfall of blooms," 23 Feb. 2018 The weeping woman some see in this photo is supposedly still mourning the fact that her lover's stagecoach never showed up. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "See Inside This Haunted Former Texas Hotel—and Watch the Seriously Spooky Video Captured There," 18 Oct. 2017 The Curse of La Llorona:Anna Tate-Garcia (Linda Cardellini) seeks help from Father Perez, the priest from Annabelle, because she and her children are being tormented by the titular weeping woman. Daniel Menegaz, EW.com, "Tracking Annabelle's confusing journey through the Conjuring universe," 27 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'weeping.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of weeping

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about weeping

Time Traveler for weeping

Time Traveler

The first known use of weeping was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for weeping

Last Updated

14 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Weeping.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeping. Accessed 23 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for weeping


How to pronounce weeping (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of weeping

of a tree : having thin branches that hang down toward the ground


weep·​ing | \ ˈwē-piŋ \

Kids Definition of weeping

: having slender drooping branches a weeping birch

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on weeping

What made you want to look up weeping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


out of the ordinary or unreasonable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!