What does crying mean?

Definitions for crying
ˈkraɪ ɪŋcry·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crying.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crying, weeping, tears(adj)

    the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

    "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"

  2. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant(adj)

    demanding attention

    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

  3. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank(adj)

    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

    "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"

Wiktionary

  1. crying(Noun)

    Action of the verb to cry.

    Their constant cryings kept us awake!

  2. crying(Adjective)

    That demands action or attention.

    There is a crying need for more manual workers in this country.

  3. crying(Adjective)

    That deserves rebuke or censure.

    It is a crying shame that he managed to get away with that!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crying

    of Cry

  2. Crying(adj)

    calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous; as, a crying evil

Freebase

  1. Crying

    "Crying" is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Crying

    To utter an inarticulate, characteristic sound in order to communicate or express a feeling, or desire for attention.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3996

How to pronounce crying?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say crying in sign language?

  1. crying

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crying in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crying in a Sentence

  1. Corey Crum:

    A dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen before in my life.

  2. Michael Bennet:

    These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take.

  3. Marty Lyons:

    Ive had people reply back : When I read the book, I found Marty Lyons laughing and I found Marty Lyons crying, and at the end of the book, I found Marty Lyons inspired, i know for me writing it, it was an emotional roller coaster.

  4. Dyanna Hurley:

    I was in the exam room and when [the doctor] came in, I had a PBA episode and I started crying and I couldn’t stop, he said, ‘Of course, you’re depressed. I am going to put you on some anti-depressants.’.

  5. Norm Macdonald:

    But Roseanne Barr was just so broken and just crying constantly, there are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go,' What about the victims ?' But you know what ? The victims didn't have to go through that.

Images & Illustrations of crying

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