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Definition of "dangling" []

  • Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically modifies another element of the sentence or an unstated referent, as approaching Dallas in the sentence Approaching Dallas, the skyline came into view. See Usage Note at participle. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dangling" in a sentence
  • "Did I need a tag dangling from Suzies neck to identify her?"
  • "MAX, advertised with a photo of a heavy steel chain dangling from a telephone receiver in place of a cord."
  • "Then I glanced at the tag dangling from the left sleeve and I almost fainted."