plucking

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

plucking

  1. present participle of pluck

Noun[edit]

plucking (plural pluckings)

  1. (gerund of pluck) An act in which something is plucked.
    • 2007 April 27, The New York Times, “Pop and Rock Listings”, in New York Times[1]:
      Dirty Projectors builds elaborate “glitch operas” with stark pluckings of strings [] .
  2. A fragment of something obtained by plucking.
    • 1937, Archibald Dixon Shamel, ‎Carl Schurz Scofield, ‎David A. Savage, Wheat Requirements in Europe
      Yield per acre and moisture content of grass pluckings taken at 14- or 28-day intervals during the seasons of 1933 and 1934