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English definition of “sob”

sob

noun [C]     /sɒb/ US  /sɑːb/
an act or sound of sobbing : I could hear her sobs from the next room .Weeping and crying
(Definition of sob noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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