fingering

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fingering (plural fingerings)

  1. (music, uncountable) The act of using one's fingers in the playing of a musical instrument.
    • 1813 CE: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
      She has a very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to Anne's.
  2. (music, countable) A specific method of using the fingers to play an instrument.
    That chord has two fingerings.
  3. (uncountable) The act of using the fingers to penetrate and sexually stimulate one's own or another person's vagina or anus.

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Verb[edit]

fingering

  1. Present participle of finger.
    • 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
      "They have done a foolish thing," said I, fingering my wineglass.
    I caught my sister fingering herself.