killing

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From kill +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪŋ

Verb[edit]

killing

  1. present participle of kill
    This work is killing me.

Adjective[edit]

killing (comparative more killing, superlative most killing)

  1. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.
  2. Devastatingly attractive.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 5:
      He sprang to open the door for the ladies, when they retired, with the most killing grace ...
  3. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 471:
      Livia found her ‘killing’, and derived such amusement from her Martinique French that he was forced to enjoy her as well.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

killing (countable and uncountable, plural killings)

  1. An instance of someone being killed.
  2. (informal, usually as make a killing) A large amount of money.
    He made a killing on the stock market.
    • 1916, Melville Davisson Post, “The Man Hunters”, in The Saturday Evening Post[1]:
      The result is, in the end, the superintendent agrees to hold up another race, and the victim arranges to obtain all the money he can get in order to bet it on a sure thing. When the great "killing" is made, and the stripped victim goes back to consult with the superintendent []

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ketlingr, diminutive form of ketta (cat). Cognate with Swedish källing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

killing c (singular definite killingen, plural indefinite killinger)

  1. kitten (young cat)
  2. leveret (young hare)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kiðlingr.

Noun[edit]

killing m (definite singular killingen, indefinite plural killinger, definite plural killingene)

  1. a goatling

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kiðlingr.

Noun[edit]

killing m (definite singular killingen, indefinite plural killingar, definite plural killingane)

  1. a goatling

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish kiþlinger, from Old Norse kiðlingr, corresponding to kid (now fawn, before all baby animals) +‎ -ling (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

killing c

  1. a kid (young goat)

Declension[edit]

Declension of killing 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative killing killingen killingar killingarna
Genitive killings killingens killingars killingarnas

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