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From Middle English crownynge; equivalent to crown +‎ -ing.




  1. present participle of crown


crowning (comparative more crowning, superlative most crowning)

  1. Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity.
    a crowning achievement
    crowning glory
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Friday night’s crowning victory at The Hawthorns was the 25th in 30 league matches since Antonio Conte’s decisive re-gearing of his team in September, the tactical switches that have coaxed such a thrilling run from this team of bolt-ons and upcycled squad players, most notably Victor Moses, who was dredged out of the laundry bin in the autumn to become a key part of the title surge.


crowning (plural crownings)

  1. A coronation.
    The crownings of the two successive monarchs were only a year apart.
  2. The act of one who crowns (in various senses).
    • 1860, Fraser's Magazine (volume 61, page 711)
      There were outflankings and crownings of hills by numbers of thirteen and seventeen men, that made one hold one's breath.