verb (used without object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
verb (used with object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
Origin of dangle
Examples from the Web for dangling
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
To the wannabe winners he gave business cards and fliers, dangling attractive security solutions for their would-be shops.
The dragon, now dangling by a claw from the edge of the sand tray, is on the cusp of defeat.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who can forget Lindsey Vonn dangling from a Medevac helicopter after her 2013 season-ending crash?Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi|Jake Bright|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But sitting in one of these colorful variants, dangling daringly on the wall, would be a challenge.15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London|Chloë Ashby|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Joe appeared at the door, drying his hands on the dangling towel.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Up and up it still went, with poor Snoop dangling helplessly at the end of the swaying tail.The Bobbsey Twins|Laura Lee Hope
Dangling from a jagged piece of rock half way down the cliff, we found Polly Mathers's coat, torn and drabbled with mud.The Four Pools Mystery|Jean Webster
In the crowding which ensued many men fell amongst the now dangling wires, some pushed through, and some could find no gap.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)|Sir Frederick Maurice.
Its arms were dangling loosely; I heard one of its mailed hands clank against its sides.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for dangling
Word Origin for dangle
Word Origin and History for dangling
1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling.