Marking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːrkɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word marking
Brit.  |ˈmɑːkɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word marking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to mark


- a distinguishing symbol (syn: mark, marker)
- a pattern of marks
- evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score (syn: grading, scoring)
- the act of making a visible mark on a surface


Lamb marking consists of three different operations.

The marking on the road is unclear.

I have to do a lot of marking tonight.

...several eulogies were given at the special assembly marking the retirement of the company's longtime president...

...the historic cemetery's many tombstones marking the graves of children are telling reminders of the harshness of pioneer life...

We will take your recent illness into consideration when marking your exams.

School examiners say that marking has become more lenient in recent years.

I was just marking time until a better job came up.

the ritualistic marking of birth, marriage and death

behind the house lay two nude figures grotesquely bald, with deliberate knife-slashes marking their bodies

Word forms

singular: marking
plural: markings
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