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Definition of the noun smacking

What does smacking mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: smackings

  1. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of smacking: slap / smack
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • more specific word: spank = a slap with the flat of the hand

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for smacking

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Google previewHappy Children Through Positive Parenting (2012)

by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Smacking is an act of power.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Panjábí Language (1854)

by J. Newton, North India school of medicine for Christian women, Ludhiana mission

A mincing, smacking sound in eating; coquettish motions in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

These movements produce lip pursing, pouting, retracting, smacking, sucking, and licking, tongue writhing and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

The word is commonly but erroneously regarded as identical with smack2, as if ' taste' proceeds from 'smacking the lips.'] 1. To have a taste ; have a certain flavor; suggest a certain thing by its flavor. [It] smacketh like pepper. Bant, Alvearle ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

smak, a smacking noise such as is made in eating; D. smakken, to smack the lips.] 1. To have a taste; to bj tinctured with any particular taste. 'It smacketh like pepper.' Barret— 2. To have a tincture or quality infused; to show the presence or ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

smacking. 1. Behaviour performed by many OLD WORLD MONKEY species, which may be a positive social communication and is possibly associated with social status. May have evolved into speechin humans. 2. ASTEREOTYPIC ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The word is commonly but erroneously regarded as identical with smack2, as if ' taste' proceeds from 'smacking the lips.'] 1. To have a taste ; have a certain flavor; suggest a certain thing by its flavor. [It] smacketh like pepper. Buret, Alvearle ...

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Scrabble value of S1M3A1C3K5I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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