Meaning of dangling in English:


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  • Hanging or swinging loosely.

    ‘a pair of dangling earrings’
    • ‘As a journalist, when you pull at a dangling thread and see three more threads come free it's hard to resist pulling on those too.’
    • ‘The classic dangling string approach to displaying Christmas cards was used.’
    • ‘In some ways, that book was like dangling bait to find out if I wasn't insane.’
    • ‘Would she prefer simple jewelry or more elegant, dangling pieces?’
    • ‘Aidia thought that this seemed silly for a moment, until one of the long, dangling willow branches rose up as if to usher them in to its depths.’



/ˈdaŋɡ(ə)lɪŋ/ /ˈdaŋɡlɪŋ/