split·​ting | \ ˈspli-tiŋ How to pronounce splitting (audio) \

Definition of splitting

: that splits or causes to split: such as
a : 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

the horse took off at a splitting gallop
Recent Examples on the Web Iglesias got to the big leagues, splitting time at short and third in 2013, then got traded for Jake Peavy, a key contributor to the 2013 World Series. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 Wright enters fall camp as the starter after splitting time with Ken Seals in 2021. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 21 July 2022 Part-Australian and part-Chinese, the jewelry designer grew up splitting time between Australia’s Gold Coast and Papua New Guinea (PNG), where her father’s family has been in business since the 1960s. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 24 June 2022 Lincoln-Way East has two exceptional pitchers who have thrived all season on splitting time in the circle. Tony Baranek, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2022 But the building also was showing its age — with some cracks splitting cement walls and the carpet of some offices beginning to ripple. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 July 2022 The contract lasts through 2028, providing equal pay through performance payments and appearance fees, equalizing World Cup prize money and splitting commercial revenue. Jeremiah Holloway, The Courier-Journal, 19 July 2022 For instance, if the firm sees more growth in its future, splitting shares allows that growth to show up in stock prices. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 19 July 2022 It was cinched at the waist with a gold belt, and glittering fabric made up the skirt under the splitting bodice. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of splitting

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of splitting was in 1593

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

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“Splitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splitting. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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