killing
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkɪl.ɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of kill#English|kill
    This work is killing me.
Adjective

killing

  1. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.
  2. Devastatingly attractive.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 5:
      He sprang to open the door for the ladies, when they retired, with the most killing grace ...
  3. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 471:
      Livia found her ‘killing’, and derived such amusement from her Martinique French that he was forced to enjoy her as well.
Translations Noun

killing

  1. An instance of someone being killed.
  2. (informal, usually, as make a killing) A large amount of money.
    He made a killing on the stock market.
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