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 ?
And Jo dropped down beside the bed in a passion of penitent tears, telling all that had happened, bitterly condemning her hardness of heart, and sobbing out her gratitude for being spared the heavy punishment which might have come upon her.
It was always the same, beginning with kisses and ending, after strange wild emotions, with peace and then sobbing repentance.
Presently, in one of those sobbing intervals between the blasts, the coyotes tuned up with their whining howl; one, two, three, then all together--to tell us that winter was coming.
Edna was sobbing, just as she had wept one midnight at Grand Isle when strange, new voices awoke in her.
Spear tried to stop sobbing long enough to tell him how happy she was, and how grateful, he instead told her what a fine son she had, and that he remembered when Spear used to carry flowers to town for her.
Those rocky islands the ship had passed were the resort of great numbers of seals, and some young seals that had lost their dams, or some dams that had lost their cubs, must have risen nigh the ship and kept company with her, crying and sobbing with their human sort of wail.
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.
There is Teta Elzbieta, and Marija, sobbing loudly; and then there is only the silent night, with the stars beginning to pale a little in the east.
she said, raising her eyes; then, bursting into tears, she sat down in a chair, and began sobbing.
And she fell to sobbing and grovelling about my feet, and still imploring.
I turned; Cathy was flying down through the massed people; she cleared the parapet at a bound, and sped towards that riderless horse, who staggered forward towards the remembered sound; but his strength failed, and he fell at her feet, she lavishing kisses upon him and sobbing, the house rising with one impulse, and white with horror
The new boy went off brushing the dust from his clothes, sobbing, snuffling, and occasionally looking back and shaking his head and threatening what he would do to Tom the "next time he caught him out.