Cleaning - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkliːnɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word cleaning
Brit.  |ˈkliːnɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word cleaning
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to clean
- the act of making something clean (syn: cleansing, cleanup)
he gave his shoes a good cleaning


Liz comes on Thursday to do the cleaning.

he gave his shoes a good cleaning

Do they have a cleaning woman?

The volunteers contributed their time towards cleaning up the city.

I will be busy cleaning the house.

...the cleaning squad usually arrives after regular business hours...

...there's always one person stuck with cleaning up the mess, namely me...

a convenient method of cleaning windows

These restrooms are closed for cleaning.

He sliced open his finger while cleaning the fish.

She hired a maid to do the cleaning.

No amount of cleaning will get rid of all this dirt.

The brush detaches from the vacuum cleaner for easy cleaning.

...she showed a clear disrelish for the task of cleaning the fish that her husband had caught...

...the only bad part about owning a rabbit was cleaning the droppings out of the litter box every night...

Word forms

singular: cleaning
plural: cleanings
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