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fingering

[ fing-ger-ing ]

noun

  1. the act of a person who fingers.
  2. Music.
    1. the action or method of using the fingers in playing on an instrument.
    2. the indication of the way the fingers are to be used in performing a piece of music.


fingering

1

/ ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ /

noun

  1. fine wool for knitting


fingering

2

/ ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ /

noun

  1. the technique or art of using one's fingers in playing a musical instrument, esp the piano
  2. the numerals in a musical part indicating this
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fingering1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; finger, -ing 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fingering1

C17: from earlier fingram , perhaps from Old French fin grain fine grain
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Example Sentences

It's done by false fingering and adjusting your lips and if it's done right you get triads.

Maybe the administration has private intelligence fingering the regime.

He also lashed out at Curtis and his attorneys for fingering him.

In politics, the flip-flopper label is deemed deadly, the fingering of a candidate with no fixed principles.

Short Cut pointed, but the girl was already fingering the fringes of his bulletproof vest.

"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.

"Skull ain't broke," replied Texas, fingering the wound as roughly as if it had been in the flesh of a beast.

I fell to fingering these with the same impulse of thoughtlessness that induces people to bite their finger-nails.

While thus engaged I suddenly became aware of the fact that the young fellow was fingering at the worn place on the chair-arm.

Gutmann told me that his master's playing was particularly smooth, and his fingering calculated to attain this result.

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