Definition of Dangling

1. Noun. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely). "There was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

Exact synonyms: Hanging, Suspension
Generic synonyms: Support, Supporting
Derivative terms: Dangle, Hang, Suspend, Suspend



Definition of Dangling

1. Adjective. suspended from above ¹

2. Noun. the act of hanging something from above such that it can move freely; suspension ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of dangle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dangling

1. dangle [v] - See also: dangle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dangling

dangerousness
dangerousnesses
dangers
dangherous
danging
dangle
dangle-berry
dangleberries
dangleberry
dangled
dangler
danglers
dangles
danglier
dangliest
dangling (current term)
dangling modifier
dangling participle
dangling participles
danglingly
danglings
dangly
dangs
danielsite
danio
danios
danish
danishes
dank
danker

Literary usage of Dangling

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1. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"Two other kinds of dangling modifier, treated elsewhere in this book, may be briefly mentioned here. A phrase beginning with the adjective due should refer ..."

2. English Composition by Chester Noyes Greenough, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey (1917)
"The most serious errors in grammatical form may be classified under the headings of dangling modifiers, reference, and parallel construction. 151. ..."

3. Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1907)
"dangling modifiers dangling 62. A participle should not be used unless the sub- participles ... dangling ..."

4. Elementary English Spoken and Written by Lamont Foster Hodge, Arthur Lee (1921)
"MISPLACED AND dangling PARTICIPLES; PARTICIPIAL PHRASES I. The participle, like other modifiers, should be placed as near as possible to the word it ..."

5. Nervous and mental diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1899)
"The dangling foot sometime! wears the boot at the toe and frequently serapes up Fig. 105.—Drop-foot mid deformities frum neglect lu multiple alcoholic ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1867)
"... stripped the stocks entire y, leaving nothing but the " bare pole " and the ears, which make a most awkward appearance, dangling " alone in their glory. ..."

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