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paving Syllabification: pav·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpāviNG/

Definition of paving in English:


Example sentences
  • Outside the church, new paving was laid and a new drainage system was put in place.
  • The teenager was found on the concrete paving outside her home by her father yesterday.
  • Better street paving and snow clearance have reduced weather obstacles to travel.
1.1The materials used for a pavement.
Example sentences
  • Many of the stone paving slabs are 200 years old and too expensive for Leeds City Council to replace.
  • In addition, several thousand square feet of flagstone paving were used for the pool area and sidewalks.
  • The front garden is laid in granite paving and provides plenty of off-street parking.

Words that rhyme with paving

craving, engraving, raving, saving, shaving

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