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Meaning & Definition of Sinking in English





1. A descent as through liquid (especially through water)

  • "They still talk about the sinking of the titanic"
  • sinking

2. A slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

  • "After several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"
  • "He could not control the sinking of his legs"
  • sinking

3. A feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

  • "With a sinking heart"
  • "A sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"
  • sinking,
  • sinking feeling

Examples of using

They're just like rats leaving a sinking ship.
The ship is sinking!
The captain was the last person to leave the sinking ship.