- Mid Ulster Englishto lament/wail mournfullyFrom Irish "caoinim".
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Keening — is a form of vocal lament associated with mourning that is traditional in Scotland and Ireland. Etymology Keen as a noun or verb comes from the Irish Gaelic term caoineadh (to cry) and references to it from the seventh, eighth and twelfth… … Wikipedia
keening — I. adjective Etymology: from present participle of keen (IV) : having the quality of or suggesting a keen the … cicada and his keening cry K.F.Weaver a long keening scream like a rabbit caught in a gin trap Hartley Howard II … Useful english dictionary
keening — 1. adjective Sharp, shrill, especially of a sound. The keening sound of a dentists drill sets my teeth on edge 2. noun a) Exaggerated moanful wailing at a funeral or wake … Wiktionary
keening — /kee ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who keens. 2. a wailing lament for the dead; keen. [1875 80; KEEN2 + ING1] * * * … Universalium
keening — kÉªËn n. wailing mournful sound, lamentation (especially for the dead) v. lament, mourn, wail adj. sharp; biting, pungent; clever, perceptive, astute; strong, intense; eager, enthusiastic; wonderful, amazing (Slang) … English contemporary dictionary
keening — kneeing … Anagrams dictionary
kneeing — keening … Anagrams dictionary
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Mid Ulster English — Approximate boundaries of the English and Scots dialects spoken in Ulster. It should be noted that Ulster Scots (light blue) is not spoken in the entire shaded area – light blue indicates both current and historical Ulster Scots areas. The… … Wikipedia
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