bud·​ding | \ ˈbə-diŋ How to pronounce budding (audio) \

Definition of budding

: being in an early stage of development budding novelists

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Examples of budding in a Sentence

her budding career as a lawyer the budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office

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This second glimpse at the show gives viewers a peek of their budding romance, including a tumultuous moment in which Max is warned about the dangers of falling for Liz. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The CW Releases Second Trailer for "Roswell, New Mexico" Series," 9 Dec. 2018 Solar panels have even become fodder in Trump's budding trade war. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: New Trump administration policy a bright spot for solar developers," 26 June 2018 Filled with Polaroids snapped by the famous makeup guru, the budding artist recreated Marais’ many looks on his friends. Amber Kallor, Allure, "How Makeup Artist Thomas de Kluyver Turned His Club Days Into a Major Career," 4 June 2018 The budding artist's debut album and headlining tour will follow this year. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Michl Drops Mura Masa-Produced Single 'Better With You': Listen," 28 Mar. 2018 Kim Kardashian just shared a slideshow of photos featuring her budding fashion icon daughter, 5-year-old North West. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West Directed a Photoshoot with Kim Kardashian and It's Obviously Perfect," 18 Dec. 2018 Forbes has estimated the family's holdings at $5.5 billion and their budding hotel empire has ties to the Ritz-Carlton chain, a rival to the Trump Organization for the affection of wealthy and business travelers. CBS News, "Family in charge of hotel hosting summit shares Trump-like ambition," 9 June 2018 Their budding relationship was threatened just minutes into the finale when Chloe got into a car accident while on the phone with Cruz. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Chicago Fire' Recap: Everything You Missed During the Devastating Fall Finale," 6 Dec. 2018 And the budding single-family rental industry could eventually be the same for those who rent a detached house. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Online property management tools are moving the landlord-tenant relationship to the internet," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of budding

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of budding was circa 1586

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English Language Learners Definition of budding

: beginning to develop
: beginning to become successful

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