fingering fingering  /ˈfɪŋ ɡə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
  2. (n) touching something with the fingers

Usage(s):

  1. Silent and uncommunicative, she lay on her hospital bed fondling a shiny, new doll, fingering with reverence a holy picture pinned on her pillow.
  2. On a crisp day in January 1950, Alger and Priscilla Hiss sat in a Manhattan courtroom, he pressing his lips in a tight smile, she fingering her handbag.
  3. Eluding rebel kidnapers, and nervously fingering a Sterling submachine gun, the Sultan escaped to a police station.

News

  • LIRR scammer to flip on doc

    A Long Island fire official who had been scamming $3,000 a month in disability benefits through the LIRR “gravy train” scheme is hoping he has a prescription for avoiding prison — by fingering the doctor who allegedly signed off on his bogus ailments.Robert Ellensohn, 59, pleaded guilty in federal...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "I don't know whether Ken was fingering me but there weren't too many other people out there arguing against an ETS," he said. "I have enormous respect for Ken Henry but he can't believe that you should have consensus because it is better to...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Warwick McKibbin Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Faking a cello is not like faking a guitar," Russell explains. "First of all, there are two very different hands. One is the fingering hand that's all up and down, and over and across. It would look really silly when your fingering hand is...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Keri Russell Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "We are so near, but I fear some think there is a tactical advantage to be gained by long-fingering this," Bertie Ahern said. "They are wrong, really wrong, and should reflect very closely on where we have moved and what's on offer."
    on Nov 10, 2004 By: Bertie Ahern Source: Irish Echo

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