The word “keening” has 2 syllables: keen-ing.

It's pronounced as /ˈkiːnɪŋ/.

What is synonym and antonym for keening?

In the thesaurus, “keening” has 18 synonyms and 9 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for keening along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for keening

  • blubbering
  • complaining
  • crying
  • grief
  • howl
  • howling
  • lament
  • mawkish
  • moaning
  • muttering
  • screaming
  • sentimental
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • wailing
  • weeping
  • whimpering
  • whining

Antonyms for keening

Meanings of keening

  • verb
    1. To make cold, to sharpen.
    2. To utter a keen.
    3. To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
    4. To mourn.
  • noun
    1. Intense mournful wailing after a death, often at a funeral or wake.
    2. (by extension) An unpleasant wailing sound.
  • adjective
    1. Sharp, shrill, especially of a sound.

Example Sentences

  • In the cemetery, the sound of distant keening echoed through the still air.
  • As the funeral procession passed by, the mourners began keening in unison.
  • The ancient ritual involved a solemn ceremony with chanting and keening.
  • In times of sorrow, communities often come together for shared keening.
  • The haunting keening of a lone wolf added an eerie atmosphere to the night.

On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to keening, such as: accepting, blubbering, complaining, crying, delighting, enduring, grief.

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