Keening definitions

Intense mournful wailing after a death, often at a funeral or wake.
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Sharp, shrill, especially of a sound.

The keening sound of a dentist's drill sets my teeth on edge"

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(by extension) An unpleasant sound.
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Present participle of keen.
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Origin of keening

From Irish Caoineadh meaning lament.