Definitions for yearningˈyɜr nɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yearn•ing*ˈyɜr nɪŋ(n.)

  1. deep longing, esp. when accompanied by tenderness or sadness.

  2. an instance of this.

* Syn: See desire.

Origin of yearning:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungriness(noun)

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need


  1. yearning(Noun)

    A wistful or melancholy longing.

    She had a yearning to see her long-lost sister again.

  2. yearning(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Yearning

    of Yearn


  1. Yearning

    Yearning is a collaborative album by ambient musician Robert Rich and sarod player Lisa Moskow. It is based on the classical Indian musical form known as alap. Alap is the first and slowest section of a raga. The music on this album consists of Moskow’s sarod solos set against Rich’s classic droning ambiences.

Translations for yearning

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) strong desire.

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