verb (used without object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
verb (used with object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
Examples from the Web for dabbling
Dabbling in night school photography classes in Miami in 1953, a 23- or 24-year-old Yeager quickly made a splash.
Back to all the dabbling as a youngster—why did you choose acting over sports and music?Tom Hiddleston On His Rocker-Vampire in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Thor 2,’ and ‘Avengers 2’|Marlow Stern|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Hangover was a mini-comeback of sorts for you after dabbling in some indie films in the mid-2000s.Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He soon began playing drums, before moving on to playing Pink Floyd tunes on the piano, and dabbling in synthesizers.Gotye on His Viral Hit ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’|Marlow Stern|March 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In interviews, a few students admitted to dabbling in drugs on campus, but said they never heard about thuggish dealers.
Her warnings regarding his dabbling in matters theatrical, for instance, and charities to unsuccessful playwrights.The Far Horizon|Lucas Malet
If there's a pot o' rebellion brewing between the twa poles, women will be dabbling in it.The Bow of Orange Ribbon|Amelia E. Barr
We have a dim remembrance of rowing sundry leagues, and even of dabbling with the rod and line.
She turned a large cupboard in the attic into her dark-room, and spent many hours dabbling among chemicals.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
Mr. Franklin's universal genius, dabbling in everything, dabbled in what he called "decorative painting."The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for dabbling
Word Origin for dabble
Word Origin and History for dabbling
1550s, probably a frequentative of dab. Original meaning was "wet by splashing;" modern figurative sense of "do superficially" first recorded 1620s. Related: Dabbled; dabbling. An Ellen Dablewife is in the Lancashire Inquests from 1336.