budding

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

Definition of budding

: being in an early stage of development budding novelists

Keep scrolling for more

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 Worries are rising that worsening levels of infections across the U.S. South and West could choke off the budding economic improvements. Stan Choe, USA TODAY, "Stocks rally on strong jobs gain, heading for weeklong sweep," 2 July 2020 Gerth was a budding photographer who graduated from Trinity High School in 2011 and the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a degree in agricultural economics, his family said. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Steven Lopez, suspect in fatal Jefferson Square Park shooting, enters not guilty plea," 29 June 2020 Fans of a budding Sacramento rapper have taken to social media to mourn his death after a weekend shooting. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, "Fans mourn rising Sacramento rapper Bris after weekend shooting," 24 June 2020 Thanks to press credentials from the student newspaper at Messmer Catholic High School, the budding reporter got in for free. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From delivering newspapers to becoming a national correspondent, here's a 100-year-old Milwaukee native's journey," 10 June 2020 The death of Eric Garner touched off protests across the city and around the country, energizing a budding project called Black Lives Matter, which swelled a few weeks later with the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, "From Eric Garner to George Floyd: Protests reveal how little has changed in 6 years," 31 May 2020 The ensemble cast all deliver terrific performances, especially Jimmy O. Yang as lead engineer Dr. Chan Kaifang and Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali, who together develop an unlikely budding romance. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "The Ars verdict is in: Space Force is the best new series of 2020 (so far)," 29 May 2020 There's considerable wry humor in this humbling reality check for a budding artist already being encouraged by his inner circle to see himself as a star. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Stardust': Film Review | Tribeca 2020," 16 Apr. 2020 While in high school, the budding artist gained notoriety after posting viral videos of her rapping over Drake, 2Pac and Meek Mill songs. Gwen Aviles, NBC News, "Rising rapper Lexii Alijai, who died at 21, remembered by artists," 3 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'budding.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of budding

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about budding

Time Traveler for budding

Time Traveler

The first known use of budding was circa 1586

See more words from the same year

Statistics for budding

Last Updated

5 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Budding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budding. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for budding

budding

adjective
How to pronounce budding (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of budding

: beginning to develop
: beginning to become successful

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on budding

What made you want to look up budding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!