1. waning

noun. ['ˈweɪnɪŋ'] a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent.


  • lessening
  • drop-off


  • waxing
  • inflate
  • accelerate

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Words that Rhyme with Waning

  • constraining
  • restraining
  • overtraining
  • explaining
  • complaining
  • sustaining
  • retraining
  • refraining
  • maintaining
  • entertaining
  • disdaining
  • containing
  • campaigning
  • ascertaining
  • abstaining
  • straining
  • retaining
  • remaining
  • regaining
  • pertaining
  • ordaining
  • obtaining
  • detaining
  • training
  • staining
  • draining
  • attaining
  • reining
  • reigning
  • raining

Example sentences of the word waning

1. Noun, singular or mass
After the full moon phase the moon is described as waning, because it is reducing in size.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
When the shadow is progressing towards a new moon, the moon phase is waning.

3. Adjective
Coaxial cable had suffered waning popularity, but is making a bit of a comeback with cable modem solutions.

Quotes containing the word waning

1. Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
- Camille Paglia