flying

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Etymology[edit]

fly +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

flying (not comparable)

  1. That can fly.
    flying fox
  2. Brief or hurried.
    flying visit
  3. (nautical, of a sail) Not secured by yards.

Verb[edit]

MiG-17F flying

flying

  1. Present participle of fly.

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Noun[edit]

flying (plural flyings)

  1. An act of flight.
    • 1993, John C. Greene, ‎Gladys L. H. Clark, The Dublin Stage, 1720-1745 (page 58)
      "Flyings" could vary considerably in complexity and lavishness and could involve an actor or property being either lifted from the stage into the flies above or vice versa. As Colin Visser has observed, flyings and sinkings are both "associated with supernatural manifestations of various kinds" []