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crying

The uttering of inarticulate sobbing or wailing sounds, associated with the secretion of tears and often with facial contortion, that expresses the emotion, usually of grief or sadness but sometimes of joy. Crying in babies and infants is prompted by minor distressful stimuli and has value in exercising the respiratory muscles, but may, if excessive, cause severe parental stress.
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A sound spectrogram analysis of children's crying after painful stimuli during the first year of life.
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But let me be clear here; I am not asking about what crying is with a view to then deciding on its meaning, I am asking what it means to cry, what it means to be as someone that cries, from which we can then decide what crying is.
There are several human responses to crying, many of which are unsuitable for a tutor.
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