What does crying mean?

Definitions for crying
ˈkraɪ ɪŋcry·ing

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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. Suzi Brodof:

    They're just inconsolable, it's not just crying. It's a high-pitched wailing.

  2. Newt Gingrich:

    ‘The Notebook’ deals with the real sense of the human tragedy, and at the same time of the opportunity for loving, i’m almost crying talking to you about it. It is so real. I’ve probably seen it seven times.

  3. Alexandria Pyle:

    She wasn't eating and when I did talk to her, she was just crying and crying and all I could say was they could not hold you forever.

  4. Laura Kelly:

    I think my first thought was, 'For crying out loud, what century is this?' there was no suggestion that men needed any help deciding what to put on in the morning.

  5. Sharadiant Turner:

    It was a call I wasn't even going to answer. I said,' Well, let me answer it to see who it is.' I answered and the person on the other end said,' This is Tyler.' I said,' Who ?' He said,' This is Tyler.' I said,' Tyler who ?' and he said,' Tyler Perry.' At that point, I just broke down crying.

Images & Illustrations of crying

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