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keening

adjective

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keening

verb
present participle of keen

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1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • victims of the disaster have been keening for weeks about the slowness of governmental aid

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2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • mourners keening for the victims of the bombing

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“Keening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keening. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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