killing

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From kill +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

killing

  1. Present participle of kill.
    This work is killing me.

Adjective[edit]

killing (comparative more killing, superlative most killing)

  1. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.
  2. Devastatingly attractive.
  3. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 471:
      Livia found her ‘killing’, and derived such amusement from her Martinique French that he was forced to enjoy her as well.

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Noun[edit]

killing (plural killings)

  1. an instance of someone being killed
  2. (informal) A large amount of money.
    He made a killing on the stock market.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ketlingr, diminutive form of ketta (cat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

killing c (singular definite killingen, plural indefinite killinger)

  1. kitten
  2. leveret

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

killing c

  1. a kid (young goat)

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