Definition of marking in English:


Syllabification: mark·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmärkiNG


(usually markings)
  • 1An identification mark, especially a mark or pattern of marks on an animal’s fur, feathers, or skin: the distinctive black-and-white markings on its head
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    • The juvenile looks similar but lacks the white facial feathering and black markings on the belly.
    • Condor was a black horse with silver markings on the outsides of all four legs, in the form of streaks.
    • On her belly is a beautiful pattern of black and white markings.
  • 1.1 Music A word or symbol on a score indicating the correct tempo, dynamic, or other aspect of performance.
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    • The tempo markings also use descriptive words, with a specific metronome marking given for each piece.
    • The editing includes dynamic markings and pedal indications but no fingerings.
    • Missing tempo markings may have led Bernstein to perform contrasting sections more slowly than Ives wished.

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