Definition of slaying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslāiNG/


archaic, literary
1The killing of a person or animal: the slaying of a dragon
1.1chiefly North American The murder of someone (used chiefly in journalism): a gangland slaying
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  • An estranged family member has now been charged with the slayings.
  • Neighbors said they knew little about the man suspected in the slayings.
  • Killen's name has been associated with the 1964 slayings from the outset.

Words that rhyme with slaying


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Syllabification: slay·ing

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