dangling

[ US /ˈdæŋɡəɫɪŋ, ˈdæŋɡɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /dˈæŋɡəlɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait
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How To Use dangling In A Sentence

  • Cornelius observed that the wooden bobbin dangling on a string from the window blind was the shape of an acorn.
  • Next to the phone, there was a pencil dangling on a string.
  • His hand was frozen, suspended in mid-air, the necklace barely dangling off it.
  • Bights of buntline and other ropes were dangling from above, only waiting to be swung from. The Blue Lagoon: a romance
  • Once or twice a day the intrepid fisherman ‘runs’ his trot line meaning he gets in a boat and checks the hook dangling beneath each float and if necessary sticks a fresh perch on it for bait.
  • A top-heavy nurse in cricket pads and dangling overhead light pack struggles to aim a fire breathing generator in a duel with a whip-cracking foreman.
  • The decision made, he turned and swaggered out of the door, idle hands swinging and dangling as he strode manfully toward the stairwell.
  • Riders are suspended in the jaws of a vampire bat, their legs dangling free, as they swoop over the treetops and soar through the sky.
  • Sounds like dangling that ole lawsuit bugaboo.
  • My own coat was still draped over the chair by the door, but even from where I stood I could see loose threads dangling from the seams.
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