weeping

adjective weep·ing \ ˈwē-piŋ \

Definition of weeping

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

Examples of weeping in a Sentence

  1. with its long, weeping fronds, this plant makes a nice ornamental

  2. a weeping song about a long-lost love

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First Known Use of weeping

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WEEPING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of weeping for English Language Learners

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


WEEPING Defined for Kids

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adjective weep·ing \ ˈwē-piŋ \

Definition of weeping for Students

: having slender drooping branches
  • a weeping birch


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