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
Recent Examples on the Web Notorious for being cautious with players coming back from injury, the Cavs won’t rush their budding youngster. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Collin Sexton not running from continued criticism: ‘I’m going to make sure I prove them wrong’," 3 May 2021 The budding style star constantly slays in structured two-piece selections. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "5 Things To Know About ‘THEM and ‘Us’ star Shahadi Wright Joseph," 29 Apr. 2021 The budding British startup has just announced plans to roll out a sleek, sustainable and speedy four-wheeler in just two years’ time. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "Forget Batteries, This New Lightweight Hypercar Will Be Powered Entirely by Hydrogen," 29 Apr. 2021 The budding rebound in the mall industry echoes progress made by other types of real estate, such as hotels, that were upended by the pandemic. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Shoppers Return to Malls, With an Urge to Spend," 27 Apr. 2021 Local performances near campus and around New Orleans became the first step in getting their friend’s budding rap career off the ground. Ogden Payne, Forbes, "How The Revels Group Turned One Rap Client Into A Multifaceted Entertainment Company," 27 Apr. 2021 There’s also the new sustainable organic plant wellness line Arber, a budding brand launching in tandem with today’s celebration of Earth Day. Samantha Rees, Vogue, "The Best Gardening Tools for Flower Enthusiasts, Plant Parents, and Everyone In Between," 22 Apr. 2021 Over the next two years, the budding British rock stars, who’d struggled to book venues in their hometown of Liverpool, continued to perform regularly in the German city. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "How a Stint in Hamburg Helped Catapult the Beatles to Superstardom," 6 Apr. 2021 UConn had a budding superstar of its own in freshman Maya Moore, who finished second in Associated Press player of the year voting, but her team-high 20 points came off an inefficient 19 shots and 3-for-11 3-point shooting. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "After disappointing loss to Arizona, where does the UConn women’s basketball team go from here?," 3 Apr. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Budding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budding. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of budding

: beginning to develop
: beginning to become successful

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