HyperDic: sinking

English > 3 senses of the word sinking:
NOUNeventsinkinga descent as through liquid / liquid (especially through water)
eventsinkinga slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
feelingsinking, sinking feelinga feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension
sinking > pronunciation
Soundssih'ngkihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sinking: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA descent as through liquid / liquid (especially through water).
Example"they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
Narrowerfoundering, going under(of a ship) sinking
settling, subsiding, subsidenceA gradual sinking to a lower level
submergence, submerging, submersion, immersionsinking until covered completely with water
BroaderdescentA movement downward
Spanishhundimiento
Catalanenfonsament
Verbssinkgo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
English > sinking: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength).
Examples
  • "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"
  • "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
Broaderdecrease, lessening, drop-offA change downward
English > sinking: 3 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension.
Examples
  • "with a sinking heart"
  • "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"
Synonymsinking feeling
BroaderanxietyA vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

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