splitting

adjective

Definition of splitting

  1. :  that splits or causes to split: asa :  causing a piercing sensation <a splitting headache>b :  very fast or quick <racing off at a splitting pace — Charles Dickens>c :  sidesplitting <a splitting laugh>

Examples of splitting in a sentence

  1. <the horse took off at a splitting gallop>

1593

First Known Use of splitting

1593




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