drop·​ping | \ ˈdrä-piŋ How to pronounce dropping (audio) \

Definition of dropping

1 : something dropped
2 droppings plural : dung

Examples of dropping in a Sentence

the only bad part about owning a rabbit was cleaning the droppings out of the litter box every night the dropping of an act from the talent show should bring it in on time
Recent Examples on the Web The trial has unfurled a story of domestic violence wrapped in a sheen of celebrity name-dropping. Sean Piccoli, Rolling Stone, 18 May 2022 And some cities saw rent increases that were even more jaw dropping. Anna Bahney, CNN, 19 May 2022 With the dropping of travel restrictions and higher Covid-19 vaccine rates, this was the first summer that many travelers have felt comfortable enough to make overseas trips since the start of the pandemic. Cristina Roca, WSJ, 13 July 2022 Chris Giddens, a graduate student and beach ambassador, said beach usage has increased with the dropping of COVID restrictions, and the program is targeting people who may be unaware of critical water safety practices. Hannah Hernandez, Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2022 Despite Terra’s jaw dropping collapse, there’s a few signs crypto may do just fine. Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Executive producer Chad Villella explains that the jaw-dropping turns were a crucial part of the original script, by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Clark Collis, EW.com, 12 Jan. 2022 Citrus canker can cause the premature dropping of leaves and fruit on citrus trees, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 14 June 2022 The sudden dropping of mask regulations on public transportation comes just weeks before the current mandate was set to expire on May 3. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dropping

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Dropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropping. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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