belt·​ing ˈbel-tiŋ How to pronounce belting (audio)
: belts
: material for belts

Examples of belting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 22-year-old’s warm tone and emotive belting earned her a swift four-chair turn from the coaches. USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2024 Early albums like Blue Moon and Dream Walkin’ are filled with heartbroken belting and tearful power ballads that practically beg for placement on the soundtrack of a Jerry Bruckheimer production. Nadine Smith, Rolling Stone, 6 Feb. 2024 As the aged mom, Megan Mulally does her whole performance with a kind of an elderly lisp thing, albeit with moments of belting breaking through that. Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 As a result, there’s a void in the center of this show that gets filled instead by the more sympathetic secondary characters whose songs virtually all conclude with big belting finishes that drew the biggest audience responses on opening night. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Like its predecessor, Guts is filled with bratty pop-punk bangers, hooky alt-rock homages, and introspective piano ballads with room for belting. Quinn Moreland, Pitchfork, 8 Sep. 2023 His belting! Maggie Fremont,, 15 Nov. 2022 The belting! Justin Curto, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 The high notes, the belting, all of it. Maggie Fremont,, 6 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of belting was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Belting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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belt·​ing ˈbel-tiŋ How to pronounce belting (audio)
: material for making belts
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