blowing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English blowinde, blawende, from Old English blāwende, from Proto-Germanic *blēandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *blēaną (to blow), equivalent to blow +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

blowing

  1. present participle of blow

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English blowing, blowynge, blawyng, blawunge, from Old English blāwung (blowing), equivalent to blow +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

blowing (plural blowings)

  1. The act of one who blows, or that which blows.
    the blowings of a trumpet
    the puffings and blowings of an unfit runner
    • 2014, Charlotte MacLeod, The Grub-and-Stakers House a Haunt
      [] the tea had been poured from the cups into the deep saucers from which it would have been drunk with genteel blowings and whiffings, according to the custom of the time.

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