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 This case had two trials, the first trial ending in a hung jury late last year, and the second, which began in February, ultimately resulting in the massive verdict. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2022 The trial resulted in a hung jury, split along gender lines. Morgan Canty, CBS News, 30 Apr. 2022 Closure for the family of Brenda Whitfield has been postponed once again as a trial over her 1993 murder at a gas station ended Thursday with a hung jury. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2022 In September, the case finally went to trial — but ended up with a hung jury. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022 Windward was part of it, as the Wildcats (23-11) hung toe-to-toe most of the game behind the play of Skye Belker (21 points, eight rebounds) and Maya Stokes (15 points, eight rebounds). Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2022 Fans wearing the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag dotted the stands and hung flags throughout the arena. David Shoalts, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 Others are double hung, salon style, which is consciously in dialogue with Udé’s studied knowledge of the history of art. Shantay Robinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 Once the game begins, the space lights up with images from the world’s largest center-hung video screen, and vibrates with deafening crowd noise. Robert Mccoppin,, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hung


1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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