• (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈtɜːnɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹɪˈtɝnɪŋ/
  1. present participle of return#English|return

returning (plural returnings)

  1. The act of one who returns; a coming back.
    • 2012, Michael Phillips, Land of the Brave and the Free (page 221)
      It was a time of returnings. Soldiers everywhere returned home to try to piece together the broken fragments of shattered lives.

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