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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Such restrictions forced a company called VoiceLabs to shut down its budding ad network for Alexa two years ago. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Pandora Pitches Ads Targeted to Amazon and Google Smart Speakers," 13 Mar. 2019 The two mirrored each other nicely with themes of communication and death weaved throughout, and Stamets and Reno's budding rivalry (and amazing technobabble chops) created for some fun moments. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship and Death This Week," 8 Feb. 2019 At only a dollar or two a pair, that translates to a massive profit with each kinky sale, which is helping to fund her own budding lingerie business. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "'I Make $1,700 A Month Selling My Used Underwear on Craigslist'," 26 Mar. 2019 Channing Tatum and singer Jessie J made their first public outing together in London today, marking the beginning of yet another budding celebrity romance. Vogue, "Jessie J and Channing Tatum Mark Their New Romance With a Subtle Fashion Statement," 14 Mar. 2019 Jon says that season 4 will take a look at Rebecca and Miguel's budding relationship, where fans will see a much different side to him. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Season 4 Sounds Like It's Going to Be a REALLY Hard One for Fans," 19 Mar. 2019 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

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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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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