blubbering


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blub·ber 1

 (blŭb′ər)
v. blub·bered, blub·ber·ing, blub·bers
v.intr.
To sob noisily. See Synonyms at cry.
v.tr.
1. To utter while crying and sobbing.
2. To make wet and swollen by weeping.
n.
A loud sobbing.

[Middle English bluberen, to bubble, from bluber, foam.]

blub′ber·ing·ly adv.

blub·ber 2

 (blŭb′ər)
n.
1. The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals, from which an oil is obtained.
2. Excessive body fat.
3. Any of various large jellyfishes.
adj.
Swollen and protruding: blubber cheeks.

[Middle English bluber, foam.]

blub′ber·y adj.
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blubbering

noun
A fit of crying:
bawling, cry, sobbing, tear (used in plural), wailing, weeping.
References in classic literature ?
There being no answer to several repetitions of the summons, Ned began to grow impatient; and his little pot of passion quickly boiling over, he picked up a stone, with a naughty purpose to fling it through the window; at the same time blubbering and sputtering with wrath.
But no more of this blubbering now, we are going a-whaling, and there is plenty of that yet to come.
I heard him in a blubbering tone commence the tale of how "that nasty Jane Eyre" had flown at him like a mad cat: he was stopped rather harshly -
On taking leave he kissed the hands of the duke and duchess and got his master's blessing, which Don Quixote gave him with tears, and he received blubbering.
When they saw me the silly blubbering fellows began frisking round me as calves break out and gambol round their mothers, when they see them coming home to be milked after they have been feeding all day, and the homestead resounds with their lowing.
The man was blubbering and staring with sheeplike eyes at the lieutenant, who had seized him by the collar and was pommeling him.
At this moment Bruno re-entered the room, and passing Uggug (who was blubbering his loudest, in the hope of attracting notice) as if he was quite used to that sort of thing, he ran up to Sylvie and threw his arms round her.
I tell you, therefore--and it shall surely be--that if I again catch you talking such nonsense, I will either forfeit my own head and be no more called father of Telemachus, or I will take you, strip you stark naked, and whip you out of the assembly till you go blubbering back to the ships.
In this secluded abode of happiness there were no cross old women, no cruel step-dames, no withered spinsters, no lovesick maidens, no sour old bachelors, no inattentive husbands, no melancholy young men, no blubbering youngsters, and no squalling brats.
By this time the boy was quite awake, and, with a blubbering whine, he attempted to reply to his master.
And I led the way back to the hall, where the poor black devil lay blubbering in his blood.
The old fellow went straight off to Nastasia Philipovna, touched the floor with his forehead, and began blubbering and beseeching her on his knees to give him back the diamonds.