hung

Definition of hung

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past tense and past participle of hang

hung

adjective
\ ˈhəŋ How to pronounce hung (audio) \

Definition of hung (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : unable to reach a decision or verdict a hung jury also, British : not having a political party with an overall majority a hung parliament
2 slang : having a large penis

Definition of Hung (Entry 3 of 3)

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Examples of hung in a Sentence

Adjective

stood penitently before the judge with a hung head while he received his sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Two of those trials ended in hung juries; courts tossed out three of the convictions for prosecutorial misconduct or racial discrimination in jury selection. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Clarence Thomas’s Unprecedented America," 26 June 2019 Two trials ended with hung juries, while three convictions with death sentences were overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court for prosecutorial misconduct or racial bias in jury selection. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Reaffirms Rule Against Racial Bias in Jury Selection," 21 June 2019 Two trials, the only ones with more than one African American on the panel, resulted in hung juries. oregonlive.com, "Supreme Court throws out conviction of man tried 6 times for murders," 21 June 2019 Two trials, the only ones with more than one African-American on the panel, resulted in hung juries. Robert Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, "Supreme Court tosses murder conviction in case that raised question of racial bias," 21 June 2019 Two trials, the only ones with more than one African American on the panel, resulted in hung juries. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court overturns Mississippi murder conviction in case that raised questions of racial bias," 21 June 2019 Only two of Flowers’s trials has had more than one black juror — and both of those cases ended in hung juries. Catherine Kim, Vox, "The Supreme Court overturned Curtis Flowers’s murder conviction, citing racial bias," 21 June 2019 The fourth and fifth trials ended in hung juries, with no verdict. S.m. | New York, The Economist, "A prosecutor excluded black jurors from a murder trial," 21 June 2019 Warmus has maintained her innocence The first trial resulted in a hung jury, but Warmus was convicted of second-degree murder in a second trial in 1992. Taylor Romine, CNN, "Carolyn Warmus, the woman convicted in the 'Fatal Attraction' murder, has been released from prison," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of hung

Adjective

1848, in the meaning defined above

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past tense and past participle of hang

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