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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 ?
I confess," replied the Missionary, fingering a number of ten-cent pieces which a Sunday-school in his own country had forwarded to him, "that I am a product of you, but I protest that you cannot quote Scripture with accuracy and point.
Major Thomson, who had been fingering the Sketch, laid it down the moment the door was closed.
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.
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.
La and the priests gathered silently together, the hideous little men fingering their knives and bludgeons, and awaited the return of the shaggy anthropoid.
I wish you'd brought me the money to look at, Tom," he said, fingering the sovereigns on the table; "I should ha' felt surer.
It has come at an unfortunate time," said Caleb, in his hesitating way, looking down at the notes and nervously fingering the paper, "Christmas upon us--I'm rather hard up just now.
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.
Gringoire enjoyed seeing, feeling, fingering, so to speak an entire assembly (of knaves, it is true, but what matters that ?
He lolled at his ease, humming, not unmelodiously, snatches of a rude song, and fingering a pack of cards.
There was a kind of death- chamber hush in the valley, it is true, and a mysterious whisper above: the wind was just fingering the tops of the trees--that was all.