Definition of paragliding in English:

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paragliding

Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌɡlīdiNG/

noun

A sport in which a wide canopy resembling a parachute is attached to a person’s body by a harness in order to allow them to glide through the air after jumping from or being lifted to a height.
Example sentences
  • Though I was going to save bungee jumping, canyoning and the rest of the wild stuff for when I wasn't playing at being an Edwardian vicar, I had decided that paragliding was a must.
  • In a one-day taster of paragliding with Active Edge, I manage to achieve several exhilarating flights, but not without some thorough grounding first.
  • With the addition of parachutes, the sport of paragliding was born, giving gliders not only safety but also grace.

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Syllabification: par·a·glid·ing

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