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fin·ger·ing

 (fĭng′gər-ĭng)
n.
1. The technique used in playing a musical instrument with the fingers.
2. The indication on a musical score of which fingers are to be used in playing.

fingering

(ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ)
n
1. (Music, other) the technique or art of using one's fingers in playing a musical instrument, esp the piano
2. (Music, other) the numerals in a musical part indicating this

fingering

(ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) fine wool for knitting
[C17: from earlier fingram, perhaps from Old French fin grain fine grain]

fin•ger•ing

(ˈfɪŋ gər ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person who fingers.
2.
a. the action or method of using the fingers in playing on an instrument.
b. the indication of the way the fingers are to be used in performing a piece of music.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fingering - the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
musical performance - the act of performing music
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
2.fingering - touching something with the fingers
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Translations

fingering

[ˈfɪŋgərɪŋ] N (Mus) → digitación f

fingering

[ˈfɪŋgərɪŋ] n (MUSIC)doigté m

fingering

n
(Mus, in the notation) → Fingersatz m; (of keys, strings)(Finger)technik f; the fingering is very difficultdie Griffe sind sehr schwierig
(of goods in shop etc)Anfassen nt, → Berühren nt; (= toying, meddling)Befingern nt (→ of, with +gen), → Herumfingern nt (→ of, with an +dat)
(Tex) → Strumpfwolle f
References in classic literature ?
Shelby, hurriedly and abstractedly fingering her gold watch,--"I haven't any jewelry of any amount," she added, thoughtfully; "but would not this watch do something?
He was still fingering the fold of her wrapper, but he began to look a little more as if he believed in her reality.
It went from hand to hand, one tearing it from another; and by the oaths and the cries and the childish laughter with which they accompanied their examination, you would have thought, not only they were fingering the very gold, but were at sea with it, besides, in safety.
They have done a foolish thing," said I, fingering my wineglass.
She has a very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to Anne's.
For I have heard That by the simple fingering of a string, Or delicate breath breathed along hollowed reeds, Or blown into cold mouths of cunning bronze, Those who are curious in this art can draw Poor souls from prison-houses.
Then, fingering his rosary, he half turned to the Museum.
s great coils, fingering the flaked and broken old skin that lay all looped and twisted among the rocks just as Kaa had left it.
As she spoke, she was quietly fingering a revolver which Adam had given to her in case of emergency and which now lay in her breast.
sighed Miss Bartlett, fingering a model of the leaning Tower of Pisa.
I spent long hours in the Louvre, the most friendly of all galleries and the most convenient for meditation; or idled on the quays, fingering second-hand books that I never meant to buy.
Gringoire enjoyed seeing, feeling, fingering, so to speak an entire assembly (of knaves, it is true, but what matters that ?