heckling


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heck·le

 (hĕk′əl)
tr.v. heck·led, heck·ling, heck·les
1. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
2. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.

[Middle English hekelen, to comb with a hatchel, from hekel, hatchel, from Middle Dutch; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]

heck′ler n.

heckling

(ˈhɛklɪŋ)
n
the practice of calling out comments to interrupt a person making a speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heckling - shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagreeheckling - shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
Translations

heckling

[ˈheklɪŋ] Ninterrupciones fpl, protestas fpl

heckling

[ˈhɛklɪŋ] nchahut m

heckling

nZwischenrufe pl

heckling

[ˈhɛklɪŋ] ninterruzioni fpl
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