Definition of hung

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past tense and past participle of hang


\ 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)

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 Health officials in New York state have sent out alerts to providers, hung fliers in houses of worship, grocery stores and summer camps and talked with community leaders about boosting vaccination rates this summer. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 The Shawnee County jury deliberated for six days before announcing a hung verdict. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 2 Sep. 2022 In general, most sheets should be washed in cool or lukewarm water and then tumble dried on low or hung outside on a clothesline to dry. Daria Smith, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 July 2022 The visual, which was shot in São Paulo, Brazil, then transitions to clips of the couple together, as the two women share intimate moments and laugh while hidden among some hung linen and laundry. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 25 May 2022 Australia most recent hung parliaments were from 2010-13, and during World War II. Rod Mcguirk,, 21 May 2022 The election will probably be close, analysts say, and could end in a hung Parliament, in which neither major party achieves a majority and must court independent or minor party candidates to form a government. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 Jury forewoman Dorothy Bailey, a 65-year-old program manager for Navy contracts, however, announced that the not-guilty verdicts were reached in less than a full day of deliberations and the rest of the time was spent on the hung count. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Outdoors is presented like hung landscape paintings enclosed in frames of flung-open van doors or oblong windows. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hung


1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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