Definition of touching adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʌtʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌtʃɪŋ//
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causing feelings of pity or sympathy; making you feel emotional synonym moving It was a touching story that moved many of us to tears. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from touch + -ing.Extra examples It was a rather touching moment. She went up to the old man and kissed him. It was very touching. He wrote me a touching letter of thanks. I find his devotion to her rather touching. The duet at the end of the first act is a very touching moment.
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