Definition of slaying in English:


Syllabification: slay·ing
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.

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