Definition of marking in English:


Line breaks: mark|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkɪŋ


(usually markings)
  • 1A mark or set of marks: the new outfits had luminous reflective markings
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    • She wore a grey hooded top and had trainers with white luminous markings, which looked new.
    • They also want crossings illuminated when being used and railway vehicles to have reflective markings.
    • The project also served as a test site for a new 3M wet reflective tape for highway markings on concrete.
  • 1.1A mark or pattern of marks on an animal’s fur, feathers, or skin: a dun horse with black markings
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    • The juvenile looks similar but lacks the white facial feathering and black markings on the belly.
    • Condor was a black horse with silver markings on the outsides of all four legs, in the form of streaks.
    • On her belly is a beautiful pattern of black and white markings.
  • 1.2 Music A word or symbol on a score indicating the correct tempo, dynamic, or other aspect of performance.
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    • The tempo markings also use descriptive words, with a specific metronome marking given for each piece.
    • The editing includes dynamic markings and pedal indications but no fingerings.
    • Missing tempo markings may have led Bernstein to perform contrasting sections more slowly than Ives wished.

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