sobbing


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sob

 (sŏb)
v. sobbed, sob·bing, sobs
v.intr.
1. To weep aloud with convulsive gasping; cry uncontrollably. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To make a sound resembling that of loud weeping.
v.tr.
1. To utter with sobs.
2. To put or bring (oneself) into a specified condition by sobbing: sob oneself to sleep.
n.
The act or sound of sobbing.

[Middle English sobben, perhaps of Low German origin.]

sob′bing·ly adv.

SOB

 (ĕs′ō-bē′)
n. Vulgar
A son of a bitch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sobbing - convulsive gasp made while weepingsobbing - convulsive gasp made while weeping  
crying, tears, weeping - 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"

sobbing

noun
A fit of crying:
bawling, blubbering, cry, tear (used in plural), wailing, weeping.
Translations

sobbing

[ˈsɒbɪŋ] Nsollozos mpl

sobbing

[ˈsɒbɪŋ] nsanglots mpl

sobbing

nSchluchzen nt
adjschluchzend

sobbing

[ˈsɒbɪŋ]
1. adjsinghiozzante
2. nsinghiozzi mpl
References in classic literature ?
As she listened to the sobbing screams she did not wonder that people were so frightened that they gave him his own way in everything rather than hear them.
Colin turned on his face again and but for his long-drawn broken breaths, which were the dying down of his storm of sobbing, he lay still for a minute, though great tears srteamed down his face and wet the pillow.
The younger and more thoughtless ones, for the time completely overcome, were sobbing, with their heads bowed upon their knees.
On the morning before the election, Jerry was putting me into the shafts, when Dolly came into the yard sobbing and crying, with her little blue frock and white pinafore spattered all over with mud.
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
But she rushed to him and clung round his neck, sobbing, "Oh, Tom, please forgive me--I can't bear it--I will always be good--always remember things--do love me--please, dear Tom
Maggie and Tom were still very much like young animals, and so she could rub her cheek against his, and kiss his ear in a random sobbing way; and there were tender fibres in the lad that had been used to answer to Maggie's fondling, so that he behaved with a weakness quite inconsistent with his resolution to punish her as much as she deserved.
Then suddenly he realized the joyful significance of that wail; tears choked him, and leaning his elbows on the window sill be began to cry, sobbing like a child.
Through the door came a low, anxious whine, like a sobbing under the breath that had just grown audible.
I was not surprised by Caddy's being in low spirits when we went downstairs, or by her sobbing afresh on my neck, or by her saying she would far rather have been scolded than treated with such indifference, or by her confiding to me that she was so poor in clothes that how she was ever to be married creditably she didn't know.