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blacking Line breaks: black|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈblakɪŋ/

Definition of blacking in English:


[mass noun]
Black paste or polish, especially that used on shoes.
Example sentences
  • Until the 1939-45 war, Allcocks coated their reels with some sort of blacking that looked wonderfully used, even when it was new.
  • Within two years, Charles was sent to work at a blacking factory in the Strand.
  • I never even got to go to school, instead spending my childhood working first in a blacking factory and later as an attendant on the Vomitron ride at Luna Park.

Words that rhyme with blacking

backing, packing, sacking, tracking, whacking
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