delving

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

delving

  1. present participle of delve

Noun[edit]

delving (countable and uncountable, plural delvings)

  1. The act of one who delves.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
      The purpose of my visit, and the frightful abnormalities it postulated struck at me all at once with a chill sensation that nearly over-balanced my ardour for strange delvings.
    • 1968, E. Dora Earthy, Valenge Women
      Doubtless, as has happened to others, her motives were sometimes misunderstood by those who may have looked with suspicion upon these delvings into pagan practice and belief, but they have been fully justified.
  2. Alternative form of dilving

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch delvinge. Equivalent to delven +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.vɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: del‧ving
  • Rhymes: -ɛlvɪŋ

Noun[edit]

delving f (plural delvingen)

  1. digging, excavation