: the act of making something clean by brushing or wiping away dirt and dust from the surface
- The furniture needs a good dusting.
: a small amount of something that falls or is sprinkled over a surface
- During summer, the cracked floor looks prehistoric under the desert sun; during winter, it's intermittently covered by sheets of ice and dustings of snow.
- —Joseph Stromberg
- Add pearl onions, mushrooms, and a dusting of marjoram.
- —Hali Ramdene
: a faint or slight quality or amount
- … sporting a dusting of stubble, DiSpirito runs Union Pacific, a paragon of gilded, inventive Manhattan dining.
- —James Poniewozik