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skiing

Syllabification: ski·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskēiNG
 
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Definition of skiing in English:

noun

The action of traveling over snow on skis, especially as a sport or recreation. Competitive skiing falls into two categories: Nordic (cross-country racing, jumping, and biathlon) and Alpine (downhill or straight racing, and slalom racing around a series of markers).
Example sentences
  • Wanderers will play tonight's game in the shadow of one of the most famous slopes in downhill skiing.
  • He has never been much of a fan of downhill skiing, an experience he likens to attending a football match.
  • We'll stay in Oslo for a few days and then head up to a cabin in the mountain to try cross-country skiing.

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