galloping

adjective
gal·​lop·​ing | \ ˈga-lə-piŋ How to pronounce galloping (audio) \

Definition of galloping

: progressing, developing, or increasing rapidly galloping inflation a galloping farce galloping alcoholism

Examples of galloping in a Sentence

the galloping pace of development in that Sunbelt state
Recent Examples on the Web As his health faded in the last year of his life, Neruda rushed to finish his story, which gives the last chapters of his book a galloping, fragmented quality. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 25 June 2021 The artist was in Times Square last week to offer his latest corrective, unveiling a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. NBC News, 7 Oct. 2019 Designed by renowned architect Dominique Perrault, its four stories tilting forward are said to evoke a galloping horse. Rob Hodgetts At Longchamp, CNN, 15 Oct. 2019 The artist was in Times Square last week to offer his latest corrective, unveiling a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. NBC News, 7 Oct. 2019 The artist was in New York’s Times Square last week to offer his latest corrective, unveiling a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2019 The artist was in Times Square last week to offer his latest corrective, unveiling a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2019 And who could forget the haywire moment where a galloping horse went rogue following the ceremony? Christian Allaire, Vogue, 19 May 2018 They were then placed together in a sequence, reconstructing the galloping horse with 90 percent accuracy. Fox News, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of galloping

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galloping

from present participle of gallop entry 1

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The first known use of galloping was in 1567

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“Galloping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galloping. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for galloping

galloping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of galloping

: quickly developing or increasing

galloping

adjective

Medical Definition of galloping

of a disease
: progressing rapidly toward a fatal outcome galloping consumption

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