Definition of Heckling

1. Noun. Shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree.

Exact synonyms: Barracking
Generic synonyms: Break, Disruption, Gap, Interruption
Derivative terms: Heckle



Definition of Heckling

1. Verb. (present participle of heckle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heckling

1. heckle [v] - See also: heckle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heckling

hechsher
hecht syndrome
hechting
hechts
hechtsbergite
heck
hecka
heckelphone
heckimal
heckle
heckled
heckler
heckler's veto
hecklers
heckles
heckling (current term)
hecklings
hecks
heckuva
heckuva job
hect-
hectagon
hectagons
hectarage
hectarages
hectare
hectares
hectic
hectic flush
hectical

Literary usage of Heckling

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A good deal of hand-heckling is still practised, especially in Irish and Continental ... In the case of heckling by machinery, the flax is first roughed and ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"heckling- school board and an educational stateswoman. G: H. Mead. Survey. 31: 443- 4. Ja, 10. '14. Lucy Flower technical high school. D. Wells. 47: 1263-4. ..."

3. The Useful Arts Employed in the Production of Clothing (1851)
"The effect of this heckling is to divide, clean, and straighten the fibres of ... The heckling points are now generally attached to the circumference of a ..."

4. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"heckling. The operation of heckling has for iU objects, 1st, ... The aim, therefore, of good heckling is to produce the larger proportion of line from a ..."

5. Modern Mechanism: Exhibiting the Latest Progress in Machines, Motors, and by D. Appleton and Company (1892)
"... second part of the machine, as illustrated herewith, which somewhat resembles an intersecting heckling- ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The fibres pass through six heckling machines in succession, each having finer teeth than the one which preceded it The heckled flax is then sorted into ..."

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