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synonyms for keening

  • complaining
  • dirge
  • elegy
  • grieving
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • lament
  • moan
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • plaint
  • requiem
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • sorrow
  • tears
  • threnody
  • ululation
  • wail
  • wailing
  • weeping
See also synonyms for: keenings
  • grief
  • weeping
  • darkness
  • aching
  • wailing
  • bereavement
  • languishing
  • crying
  • woe
  • lamenting
  • blackness
  • repining
  • lamentation
  • moaning
  • pining
  • grieving
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antonyms for keening

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  • celebration
  • enjoyment
  • praise
  • cheer
  • lightness
  • light
  • joy
  • happiness
          • help
          • relieve
          • approve
          • please
          • be happy
          • be content
          • assist
          • aid
          • hate
          • dislike
          • praise
          • delight
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          How to use keening in a sentence

          How many hours of keening sports commentary would be unleashed, from fans and performatively enraged pundits alike, about not sacrificing for the greater good and the promise of glory.
          THE NFL’S COVID PLAN PISSES OFF ANTI-VACCINE PLAYERS—BUT IT JUST MIGHT WORKROBERT SILVERMANJULY 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
          It rose again a few seconds later as if baffled, but it continued to hover at that point, keening forth its warning.
          STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
          I watched the tracking screen, listened to the high keening noises coming from the receivers.
          WHAT NEED OF MAN?HAROLD CALIN
          Keening in from the lake, the wind made him stagger backwards.
          THE SPELL OF THE WHITE STURGEONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
          The neighbours keening along with me would be better to me than an estate.
          SEVEN SHORT PLAYSLADY GREGORY
          "It is the wild Irish women keening over their dead," he remarked, with perfect unconcern.
          GUY LIVINGSTONE;GEORGE A. LAWRENCE
          At the foot of the gallows sat Sheena moaning, and swaying herself to her musical and rhythmic keening.
          PABO, THE PRIESTSABINE BARING-GOULD
          The sound in the shrouds and stays began like that of something tearing, and rose to a high keening.
          THE SEA AND THE JUNGLEH. M. TOMLINSON
          Thus the Irish practice of keening is becoming less and less general.
          ESSAYS IN THE STUDY OF FOLK-SONGS (1886)COUNTESS EVELYN MARTINENGO-CESARESCO
          When he had done this the old woman found herself able to get on with the keening.
          THE SHANTY BOOK, PART I, SAILOR SHANTIESRICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
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          WORDS RELATED TO KEENING

          • bawl
          • bawling
          • blubber
          • blubbering
          • howl
          • howling
          • keening
          • lament
          • lamentation
          • mourning
          • shedding tears
          • snivel
          • sob
          • sobbing
          • tears
          • the blues
          • wailing
          • weep
          • whimpering
          • yowl
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