dangling


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dan·gling

 (dăng′glĭng)
adj.
Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically modifies another element of the sentence or an unstated referent, as approaching Dallas in the sentence Approaching Dallas, the skyline came into view. See Usage Note at participle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dangling - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)dangling - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
supporting, support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"

dangling

adjective hanging, swinging, loose, trailing, swaying, disconnected, drooping, unconnected the telegraph pole with its dangling wires
Translations

dangling

adjbaumelnd; dangling participle (Gram) Partizip mit falschem Bezug
References in classic literature ?
shrieks Amy, staring out at two tall posts with a crossbeam and some dangling chains.
Mariequita sat near by, dangling her legs, watching him work, and handing him nails from the tool-box.
At a little distance stood a wooden church, black with age, and in a dismal state of ruin and decay, with broken windows, a great rift through the main body of the edifice, and a rafter dangling from the top of the square tower.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
Consider, now, how it must be in the case of four boats all engaging one unusually strong, active, and knowing whale; when owing to these qualities in him, as well as to the thousand concurring accidents of such an audacious enterprise, eight or ten loose second irons may be simultaneously dangling about him.
When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off home at a full gallop.
And meantime another was swung up, and then another, and another, until there was a double line of them, each dangling by a foot and kicking in frenzy--and squealing.
said a spruce quadroon chambermaid, dangling, as she spoke, a pair of coral ear-drops.
There was a jerk, and the slave hung dangling; dangling and hideously squirming, for his limbs were not tied.
He is over six feet, is young, hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful, springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has a handsome face, and black hair dangling down on his shoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.
As the morning advanced and the weather grew hot, we took off our outside clothing and sat in a row along the edge of the raft and enjoyed the scenery, with our sun-umbrellas over our heads and our legs dangling in the water.
And all the time she was looking backward to the day, seemingly so long ago, when she sat on the box seat for the first time, her legs dangling in the air, too short to reach the footboard.