[ UK /kɹˈa‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹaɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. demanding attention
    regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous
    clamant needs
    insistent hunger
    a crying need
    an instant need
  2. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    a glaring error
    rank treachery
    gross ineptitude
    flagrant violation of human rights
    gross injustice
    a crying shame
    an egregious lie
  1. 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
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How To Use crying In A Sentence

  • A few people were crying, and one girl was very sick and puking, but most people tried to stay calm.
  • Referring to some of the songs of that year, it complained that ‘some fellow gets shot, and his baby and his best friend both die with him, and some cat's crying or ready to die’.
  • He could see she had been crying.
  • There was a loud clapping from the boys who were perched on the rail fence, but some of the girls were crying. Rainbow Valley
  • In spite of my efforts to pacify it the baby continued to cry / continued crying.
  • Chook! she was crying, and the dogs whined and yelped in eagerness of desire and effort to overtake Big THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE
  • She nursed the crying child on her lap.
  • There were times when it was hard, when one or other of us would be crying out for more, be it moving in, or more often a cry for the delights of sexual intimacy.
  • The breeze drifting through my window is warm, and somewhere I hear a bird crying over the water.
  • In general, bottle-fed infants tend to gain weight more quickly, suggesting that eating more could lead to them crying less. Times, Sunday Times
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