English version

touching

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtouchingtouch‧ing1 /ˈtʌtʃɪŋ/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 EMOTIONALmaking you feel pity, sympathy, sadness etc 🔊 a touching reunion of father and sontouchingly adverb touch1(4)
Examples from the Corpus
touchingHe remembered the shoulders, narrow, somehow touching.Ships steamed, highways snaked, houses clustered, all, from this height, orderly, and in their smallness touching.He found her solicitude touching but Modigliani dismissed her, calling her a milksop.Suddenly the humour, the absurd, tender, touching poetry of the whole thing, made me smile.It was a touching scene when old Mr Adams received his leaving present.It was touching to see them together. They were obviously still in love after thirty years of marriage.Fox gave a touching tribute to his late father.
touchingtouching2 preposition formal 🔊 🔊 ABOUTconcerning 🔊 matters touching the conduct of diplomacy
Examples from the Corpus
touchingFeingold will give evidence touching on the current case.
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