belt·​ing | \ ˈbel-tiŋ How to pronounce belting (audio) \

Definition of belting

1 : belts
2 : material for belts

Examples of belting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The overhead lights dimmed, the runway lights gleamed, and the sound system blasted Barbra Streisand belting show tunes. Karen Chee, ELLE, 13 Sep. 2022 And the Backstreet Boys, a year shy of their 30th anniversary and returning to the road after more than two years away due to COVID-19 delays, put on a stellar, rapid-fire show of dancing, ballads and belting. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 This is their first collaboration since the debut of their 2007 duet album Raising Sand, in which Plant took a slightly more mellow vocal approach in comparison to his infamous raw and powerful belting. oregonlive, 20 May 2022 As the youngest member flexed his monstrous belting range without faltering, excited gasps and yells would burst from the crowd. Natalie Morin, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2022 The staging itself was impressive, but Rodrigo’s vocal performance was enough of a draw on its own — from the tender opening notes to some massive belting toward the end. Ryan Reed, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2021 Urban looked overjoyed to be there, taking lead vocals on the first verse and setting the stage for H.E.R. — amazingly cool in a baggy purple shirt and shades — to chime in with her own guitar solos and effortless belting. Annie Zaleski, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2021 Tammy Faye, with her helium speaking voice and peppy gospel-tune belting—not to mention her clown-on-the-town makeup, which became more garish and extreme as the duo became richer—was lively and sugary and fun to mock. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 17 Sep. 2021 In fact, tropes and archetypes are the engines of this film, thinly sketched characters whose development seems to have been jettisoned for endless belting. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of belting

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of belting was in 1567

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“Belting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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