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touching

[ tuhch-ing ]
/ ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective

affecting; moving; pathetic: a touching scene of farewell.
that touches.

preposition

in reference or relation to; concerning; about: He wrote touching future plans.

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Origin of touching

First recorded in 1250–1300; touch + -ing2
touch·ing·ly, adverbtouch·ing·ness, nounun·touch·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for touching

touching
/ (ˈtʌtʃɪŋ) /

adjective

evoking or eliciting tender feelingsyour sympathy is touching

preposition

on the subject of; relating to
touchingly, adverbtouchingness, noun
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