/ (ˈɡeɪpɪŋ) /

  1. wide open; extremely wide: a gaping hole

Derived forms of gaping

  • gapingly, adverb

Words Nearby gaping

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How to use gaping in a sentence

  • The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • She had looked into the kitchen and saw the dishes in the sink and the gaping stove hearth, and shook her head.

  • He glanced sharply at Ward, who stood gaping in astonishment, then back at the doctor.

  • It stood upon the floor, a metal cylinder a hundred feet in length, whose blunt ends showed dark openings of gaping ports.

  • "That is what Mr. Wilding has done me the honour to propose," Ruth answered bitterly, and left them gaping.

    Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini