barking

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English berkyng, berkande, equivalent to bark +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

barking

  1. present participle of bark
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Adjective[edit]

barking (comparative more barking, superlative most barking)

  1. Who or that barks or bark.
    a barking dog
  2. (British slang) Clipping of barking mad.
    He's going to run the marathon in this hot weather dressed as Donald Duck – he must be barking!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English berking, berkynge, equivalent to bark +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

barking (plural barkings)

  1. The action of the verb to bark.
    • 1905, John Masefield, Sea Life in Nelson's Time
      Old pigtailed seamen would tell of horseshoes found in the meat casks; of curious barkings and neighings heard in the slaughter-houses; and of negroes who disappeared near the victualling yards, to be seen no more.

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