Definition of pricking in English:

pricking

noun

  • See prick

    • ‘The long spines of Acanthaster planci are capable of pricking and stinging humans, inflicting great pain that can last up to hours.’
    • ‘Nasha felt the pricking that signaled the beginning of tears in her expressive eyes.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the place that his consciousness was floating away from, he could feel a slight pricking in his arm.’
    • ‘Patterns of pricking in surviving parchments can reveal whether the lace produced from them was intended for personal or commercial use.’
    • ‘Egg pricking is the most humane way to control the Canada goose population, but the danger around Heathrow is judged to be sufficient to warrant going further and initiating a cull.’

Pronunciation

pricking

/ˈprɪkɪŋ/