Definition of scrolling in English:

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scrolling

Pronunciation: /ˈskrōliNG/

noun

The action of moving displayed text or graphics up, down, or across on a computer screen in order to view different parts of them.
Example sentences
  • So there is no excuse for irritating scrolling of text up and down, especially when it's for quite small distances.
  • Because parts are categorized, finding an item doesn't require extensive searching or scrolling.
  • Incidentally the website is based, as you discover rather late in the day, on horizontal scrolling.

adjective

[attributive]
(Of an ornamental design or carving) made to resemble a partly unrolled scroll of parchment.
Example sentences
  • The field is patterned with flowering trees and Mughal-style angels or peris and there is a wide border with a scrolling design of flowers and birds.
  • The Ashburnham hangings are based primarily on English crewel work bed hangings with more freely scrolling tree designs than is found in Mughal floorspreads.
  • The scrolling brass inlay on this cup is a relatively unusual feature although German tankards were occasionally decorated the same way.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: scroll·ing

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