noodling

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Noun[edit]

noodling (countable and uncountable, plural noodlings)

  1. (uncountable) The practice and sport of noodling (fishing for catfish using the bare hands).
  2. (countable) Musical improvisation.
    • 1991, Gunther Schuller, The swing era: the development of jazz, 1930-1945
      Unlike Basie's increasingly repetitious piano noodlings, Young's melodic gestures had a way of staying fresh and inventive.

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Verb[edit]

noodling

  1. Present participle of noodle.