brandishing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

brandishing

  1. present participle of brandish

Noun[edit]

brandishing (plural brandishings)

  1. The action of the verb to brandish.
    • 1989, Richard Bauman, Joel Sherzer, Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking (page 195)
      He stands there and launches into a tauparapara or traditional chant, accompanied by vigorous actions and defiant brandishings of his stick.