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

Definition of weeping

1 : tearful
2 archaic : rainy
3 : 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 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 The weeping forms of ornamental cherries make for particularly striking specimens. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of weeping

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

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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weep·​ing | \ ˈwē-piŋ \

Kids Definition of weeping

: having slender drooping branches a weeping birch

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