galloping

adjective

gal·​lop·​ing ˈga-lə-piŋ How to pronounce galloping (audio)
: 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 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 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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Word History

Etymology

from present participle of gallop entry 1

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galloping was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Galloping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galloping. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

galloping

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

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