weep·​ing ˈwē-piŋ How to pronounce weeping (audio)
archaic : rainy
: having slender pendent branches
a weeping beech

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 And every day, across from them, outside the clinic, about to enter or just leaving, there were women hugging each other and weeping. David Mamet, National Review, 11 Aug. 2022 The show manages to stay on the brink — always laughing, never quite weeping — for its entire length. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 8 Dec. 2021 The preview clip from tonight’s episode promises more weeping, awkward conversations, and women trying to keep their mascara from getting all over their faces. oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2020 Neither weeping woman, goddess or doormat, Maar is a transfixing figure. The Economist, 3 Dec. 2019 The weeping judges reached for the 10 paddles for a perfect score. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2019 Ruby Falls’ also takes up less room because of its weeping habit. Boston.com Real Estate, 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, 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, 19 May 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Weeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeping. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having slender drooping branches

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