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

Definition of budding

: being in an early stage of development budding novelists

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 The budding artist has spent the last several years taking photographs along his 92-mile route. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 12 May 2022 Two outdoor lounge chairs there are covered in stylish removable covers—a comfortable perch for a budding artist who may color outside the lines, from parents with an eye for design details that will withstand the test of time. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 6 May 2022 The drawings by her daughter, North West, a budding artist who caused an avalanche of internet buzz when her work was shared on social media last year. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2022 The fashion office assistant at Saks is the budding style icon who has mirror selfie outfits for days, ranging from slip skirts to impeccably tailored trousers. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 16 Apr. 2022 The weight that comes with being a budding young star fell on Haliburton’s shoulders, with expectations growing to make things work whether Brogdon was in uniform or not. Joel Lorenzi, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Apr. 2022 A year ago, the San Diego Padres were fast-approaching budding rivals, ready to challenge the Dodgers for divisional supremacy. Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 He was recognized from the beginning as a budding superstar. Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2022 The budding fashion and beauty mogul dreamed up these wraparound oval sunglasses that blend a rimless style with a metal frame (available with or without a prescription). Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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“Budding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budding. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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