Definition of Smacking

1. Noun. The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand.

Exact synonyms: Slap, Smack
Specialized synonyms: Spank
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Slap, Smack, Smack



Definition of Smacking

1. n. A sharp, quick noise; a smack.

2. a. Making a sharp, brisk sound; hence, brisk; as, a smacking breeze.

Definition of Smacking

1. Verb. (present participle of smack#Verb smack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smacking

1. smack [v] - See also: smack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smacking

smack of
smack up
smackable
smackdown
smackdowns
smacked
smackee
smackees
smacker
smackeroo
smackeroonies
smackeroos
smackers
smackhead
smackheads
smacking (current term)
smackingly
smackings
smacks
smaik
smaiks
smail
smailed
smailing
smake
small
small(a)
small-area analysis
small-arm
small-billed tinamou

Literary usage of Smacking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Great Victorians: Memories and Personalities by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1916)
"... smacking kiss in the lobby—Pam and the Duke— Pam on Queen Victoria and the Duchess of Kent—How foreign statesmen cooled their heels in Palmerston's ..."

2. Our Journey Around the World: An Illustrated Record of a Year's Travel of by Francis Edward Clark, Harriet Elizabeth Clark (1894)
"... Steps and Rhythmic Motion — Building the Fire — The Most Solemn Moment — Our Part in the Ceremony — No Laughing Matter — smacking Our Lips — From Tokio ..."

3. Our Journey Around the World: An Illustrated Record of a Year's Travel of by Francis Edward Clark, Harriet Elizabeth Clark (1895)
"... Steps and Rhythmic Motion — Building the Fire — The Most Solemn Moment — Our Part in the Ceremony — No Laughing Matter — smacking Our Lips — From Tokio ..."

4. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"make smacking noises with lips or mouth (as in eating or kissing). ... eat food with a smacking and sucking of lips in appreciation of its goodness. ..."

5. The Evolution of Man and His Mind: A History and Discussion of the Evolution by Shobal Vail Clevenger (1902)
"Ennui is expressed by a whining "hom." Invitation, deprecation, entreaty, by smacking of lips and grinning and a chuckle. ..."

6. Somerset House Gazette, and Literary Museum; Or, Weekly Miscellany of Fine edited by William Henry Pyne (1824)
"neighbour's house hy smacking, or giving the view-halloo His drink was generally alp, except on Christmas, the fifth of November, or some other gala days, ..."

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