1. sinking

noun. ['ˈsɪŋkɪŋ'] a descent as through liquid (especially through water).


  • immersion
  • submergence
  • descent
  • submerging
  • submersion
  • going under
  • subsidence
  • subsiding
  • foundering


  • inflate
  • accelerate
  • stretch
  • expand

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Rhymes with Sinking

  • unthinking
  • rethinking
  • stinking
  • shrinking
  • plinking
  • drinking
  • blinking
  • winking
  • thinking
  • linking

Sentences with sinking

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
To prevent the jacks from sinking, position broad jacking pads beneath the jacks before putting them under load.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Seek help immediately when you get a sinking feeling during a difficult college course.

Quotes about sinking

1. Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
- Charles Dickens

2. This must be Thursday,' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3. Love is a bronze statue sinking in quicksand. But if I hand you a lasso, will you try to save the statue—or use the lasso to hang yourself? If you need me, I’ll be here to kick the chair out from under your feet.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

2. sinking

noun. ['ˈsɪŋkɪŋ'] a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength).


  • lessening
  • drop-off


  • emersion
  • appearance
  • egress

3. sinking

noun. ['ˈsɪŋkɪŋ'] a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension.


  • sinking feeling


  • lengthen
  • strengthen