There are 2 definitions of fingering in English:

fingering1

Line breaks: fin¦ger|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋg(ə)rɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A manner or technique of using the fingers, especially to play a musical instrument.
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    • Finger positions can be marked for the suggested fingering of the chord.
    • The text implies that students go directly from five-finger positions to hands-together scales with traditional fingering.
    • Bearing in mind he always thought orchestrally, we had to establish exactly the right fingering.
  • 1.1 [count noun] An indication of fingering in a musical score.
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    • The score contains helpful fingerings and expressive markings, but most pedaling indications are directives such as ‘pedal sparingly.’
    • The editing includes dynamic markings and pedal indications but no fingerings.
    • Do not slavishly adhere to traditional scale and arpeggio fingerings, especially in repertoire written after the mid-nineteenth century.

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There are 2 definitions of fingering in English:

fingering2

Line breaks: fin¦ger|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋg(ə)rɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun] dated
  • Fine wool for hand knitting.

Origin

early 17th century (as fingram): perhaps from French fin grain 'fine grain'. Compare with grogram and grosgrain.

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