1. present participle of tumble#English|tumble

tumbling (plural tumblings)

  1. The act of something that tumbles.
    • These so many conquests must needs bring with them many tumblings and tossings, many disturbances and changes in government […]
    • 1838, Colburn's New Monthly Magazine and Humorist (page 176)
      Having feasted our souls with this sublime spectacle, we ministered to the wants of the body by a plentiful breakfast, and about noon we commenced the descent, rendered ludicrous enough by various tumblings and sprawlings on the part of the more inexpert mountaineers.

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