heckling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

heckling

  1. present participle of heckle

Noun[edit]

heckling ‎(plural hecklings)

  1. The act of one who heckles.
    • 2008, Ruth Wodak, ‎Veronika Koller, Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere (page 256)
      Speeches during parliamentary debates, however, belong to linguistic action patterns in which interruptions and hecklings (Burkhardt 2004) are generally conventionalised and accepted as facultative reactions []