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menacing Syllabification: men·ac·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmenəsiNG/

Definition of menacing in English:


Suggesting the presence of danger; threatening: a menacing tone of voice
More example sentences
  • The sky has lightened and the snow has stopped, but a menacing wall of clouds is heading our way fast.
  • The picture is grainy but that actually enhances the slightly menacing atmosphere.
  • He aimed his menacing, brooding dark brown eyes directly into her own scared blue ones.



Pronunciation: /ˈmenəsiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Soon, three men who emerged from a nearby liquor shop moved menacingly towards him, apparently to rob him.
  • Today the city is illuminated softly from behind grey clouds wafted inland from the Irish Sea and massing menacingly to the north.
  • I would like to appeal to the public today to think if they can help the police catch the criminals who treated my family so menacingly.

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