bald·​ing | \ ˈbȯl-diŋ How to pronounce balding (audio) \

Definition of balding

: becoming bald bespectacled and balding

Examples of balding in a Sentence

He wore a hat to cover his balding head.
Recent Examples on the Web Misha is a character — lanky and balding, blind in his right eye, with serious scars across his forehead. Carl Fincke, Washington Post, "On a remote Russian peninsula, a vodka-fueled ad�ven�ture," 6 Mar. 2020 My balding dad, his pink parka cinched with a magnetic belt, gamely took us there after homework to night-ski under the spooky lights. Dale Hrabi, WSJ, "Are Ski Resorts Getting Too Crowded? Yes and No," 6 Feb. 2020 The makeup has come off, their hair is now gray and balding, their six-pack has turned into a beer gut, and their face is pockmarked with pimples. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Astros are still talented, but they are leaderless and flawed," 14 Jan. 2020 The conservation park has a budget less than 5% of the palace’s, and the effects of low rainfall and record heat were evident in the balding canopies and shriveling Patagonia trees. Helene Fouquet And William Wilkes / Bloomberg, Time, "Climate Change Is Devastating the Lush Gardens of Versailles," 21 Sep. 2019 Me, a regular, plain, balding engineer at a lab, a chemist. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, "Scores of Poles are revealing they are LGBT on Twitter after violent attacks on a pride parade," 31 July 2019 Short and balding, Tempelsman was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Belgium before his parents emigrated to New York to escape the rising Nazi party. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Last Love of Jackie Kennedy Onassis," 16 May 2019 His father was treading water a few feet away, thin hair plastered to his balding head. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018 The 31-year-old actor was recently spotted on the set of the new film looking completely unrecognizable with long hair extensions and a balding cap. Mike Miller,, "Shia LaBeouf Celebrates 32nd Birthday: Inside His Biggest Headline-Making Moments," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of balding

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Balding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of balding

: becoming bald

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