Definition of yielding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjiːldɪŋ/


1(Of a substance or object) giving way under pressure; not hard or rigid: she dropped on to the yielding cushions
More example sentences
  • The cookies tasted home-made, with just the right ratio of dry crumbliness to chewiness and that fantastic contrast you get from crunchy baked hazelnuts and soft, yielding fruit.
  • We collapse in a disappointing heap on the yielding sand.
  • The expedition crossed the shelf of rock, testing the non-slip soles of their rubber boots to the limit, and set off along slightly yielding sand.
1.1(Of a person) complying with the requests or desires of others: a gentle, yielding person
2 [in combination] Giving a product or generating a financial return of a specified amount: higher-yielding wheat



Pronunciation: /ˈjiːldɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • He yieldingly tossed his entire wallet across the table.
  • Once bitten into, the donut transforms into angel-light wisps of sugar-bathed steam, melting so yieldingly in the mouth.
  • The contrast between the yieldingly tender meat and the crispy crackling making this the best pork belly I've eaten.



Words that rhyme with yielding


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