Definition of Sobbing

1. Noun. Convulsive gasp made while weeping.

Exact synonyms: Sob
Generic synonyms: Crying, Tears, Weeping
Derivative terms: Sob, Sob



Definition of Sobbing

1. n. A series of short, convulsive inspirations, the glottis being suddenly closed so that little or no air enters into the lungs.

Definition of Sobbing

1. Verb. (present participle of sob) ¹

2. Noun. Action of the verb '''to sob'''. ¹

3. Adjective. That or who sobs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sobbing

1. sob [v] - See also: sob

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sobbing

soaring
soaringly
soarings
soars
soaves
sob
sob sister
sob stories
sob story
sob stuff
soba
sobas
sobbed
sobber
sobbers
sobbing (current term)
sobbingly
sobbings
sobby
sobeit
sober
sober as a judge
sober up
sobered
sobered up
soberer
soberest
sobering
sobering up
soberingly

Literary usage of Sobbing

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... that she might go on speaking, her large tear-filled eyes looking at his very simply, while she said, in a sobbing, child-like way, "We could live quite ..."

2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"... of habitual restraint on weeping — sobbing — Cause of the contraction of the muscles round the eyes during screaming — Cause of the secretion of tears. ..."

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