kneeling

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈniːlɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːlɪŋ
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Etymology 1[edit]

From kneel +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

kneeling

  1. present participle of kneel
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English knelinge, kneweling, kneolunge, equivalent to kneel +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

kneeling (plural kneelings)

  1. The act by which someone kneels.
    • 2003, Marcella Althaus-Reid, The queer God (page 11)
      A whole symbolic sexual order is obviously manifested in kneelings as positions of subordination []