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- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: drŏpʹĭng, IPA(key): /ˈdɹɒpɪŋ/
- (General American) enPR: drŏpʹĭng, IPA(key): /ˈdɹɑpɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɒpɪŋ
- Hyphenation: drop‧ping
dropping (plural droppings)
- Something dropped; a droplet. [14th C.]
- 1821, Henry Hunt, A peep into a prison, page 193:
- The information we received was, that as the roof has no gutters, the droppings of water from the roof are driven by the wind against the wall.
- (usually in the plural) A piece of animal excrement; dung. [late 16th C.]
- a rabbit dropping
- The act of something that drops or falls.
- 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers 36:
- At length, after several droppings asleep, […] Mr. Dowler made up his mind that he would throw himself on the bed […]