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Meaning & Definition of Sinking in English

English

Sinking

/sɪŋkɪŋ/

noun

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

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

3. A feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

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

Examples of using

Between 1,490 and 1,635 people died in the sinking of the Titanic.
The ship is sinking!
The ship is sinking.