noun Usually stirrings.
Related formsstir·ring·ly, adverbun·stir·ring, adjective
Definition for stirring (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stirred, stir·ring.
verb (used without object), stirred, stir·ring.
Origin of stir1
SYNONYMS FOR stir
Examples from the Web for stirring
Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.
Sprinkle on the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Joseph Heller called it the “most stirring and lucid account of World War II that I have ever read.”Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Randolph had been stirring the story of Lethingtons opening the coffer in a green cover, in the autumn of 1570.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang
"Suppose we go up to the Corner and see what's stirring," suggested the Donkey, with a yawn.
Sweeten it to your taste; set it over the fire, and keep it stirring till it boils.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
Mrs. Howe responded to the effect that she would endeavor to write other words that might be sung to this stirring melody.Campfire and Battlefield|Rossiter Johnson
Socialism was talked about in the reviews: some of us knew that an obscure Socialist movement was stirring into life in London.The History of the Fabian Society|Edward R. Pease
British Dictionary definitions for stirring (1 of 3)
Derived Formsstirringly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for stirring (2 of 3)
verb stirs, stirring or stirred
Derived Formsstirrable, adjective
Word Origin for stir
British Dictionary definitions for stirring (3 of 3)
Word Origin for stir
Idioms and Phrases with stirring
In addition to the idioms beginning with stir
- stir up
- stir up a hornets' nest
- cause a commotion (stir)