To weep is to cry.

weeping He’s weeping.

simplepastpast participle
  • The man began to softly weep when he realized his cat had run away.
  • The children wept as they watched the end of a very sad movie.
  • Why is she weeping? What’s the matter?
  • There was a lot of weeping during the memorial services for the young man who died suddenly.
  • It’s hard to ignore the sound of someone weeping.

The word "weeping" is also used to describe a type of tree: the weeping willow.

weeping willow

  • Weeping willows thrive in wet soil conditions.
  • You will find many weeping willow trees along the banks of rivers and lakes in the midwestern parts of the United States. (bank = the shore of a lake or river)

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Published on March 2, 2018.