Ending - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈendɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word ending
Brit.  |ˈendɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word ending
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to end


- the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme) (syn: termination)
I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
- the act of ending something (syn: conclusion, termination)
- the point in time at which something ends (syn: end)
the ending of warranty period
- event whose occurrence ends something (syn: conclusion, finish)
his death marked the ending of an era
- the last section of a communication (syn: close, closing, conclusion, end)

Extra examples

I didn't like the book's ending.

You can often recognize an English adverb by its “-ly” ending.

Coffee is the perfect ending to a meal.

Verbal nouns have the ending -ing.

I don't like words that have -ism as an ending

The entire book is good, but the best part is the ending.

The means of ending the dispute were finally agreed.

I was glad the movie had a happy ending.

I didn't like the ending, but otherwise it was a very good book.

The book's ending leaves readers to draw their own conclusions.

The beginning and ending of the movie were good, but the middle was pretty boring.

The movie's ending failed to satisfy audiences.

...give me just one atom of information about the novel's surprise ending...

The movie's pat ending was a disappointment.

The story is filled with plot contrivances that do not fit the ending.

Word forms

singular: ending
plural: endings
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