Definitions for KEENING
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Intense mournful wailing after a death, often at a funeral or wake
(by extension) An unpleasant sound.
Sharp, shrill, especially of a sound.
The keening sound of a dentist's drill sets my teeth on edge"
Origin: From Irish Caoineadh meaning lament.
Keening is a form of vocal lament associated with mourning that is traditional in Ireland, Scotland, and other cultures.
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