English dictionary

touching meaning and definition


Definition of touching (noun)

  1. the event of something coming in contact with the body
    • "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
    • synonyms: touch
  2. the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    • "at his touch the room filled with lights"
    • synonyms: touch

TOUCHING adjective

Definition of touching (adjective)

  1. arousing affect
    • "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
    • synonyms: affecting, poignant
Source: Princeton University Wordnet