Definition of marking in English:

marking

noun

  • 1A mark or set of marks.

    ‘the new outfits had luminous reflective markings’
    ‘the new road markings will highlight the two lanes’
    1. 1.1A mark or pattern of marks on an animal's fur, feathers, or skin.
      ‘the distinctive black-and-white markings on its head’
      • ‘This is where the Doberman gets his short, gleaming coat, and the fine black and tan markings.’
      • ‘The most common American shorthair color is the silver tabby with dense black markings on a sterling silver background.’
      • ‘Condor was a black horse with silver markings on the outsides of all four legs, in the form of streaks.’
      • ‘Skippy is a medium-sized bitch, mostly white with black and brown markings.’
      • ‘With its striking brown and white markings and glossy skin, the somewhat docile snake was weighed and checked in at 26,6kg.’
      • ‘The distinctive markings of pronghorns, especially the bright white rump patch, make them easy to spot.’
      • ‘They were of a copper color that was almost metallic, with black angular markings down the legs and around the waist.’
      • ‘The adult insect is a moth with silvery-white forewings and brown stripes and black markings on each wing tip.’
      • ‘They have distinct black markings on the ends of their fins, particularly the first dorsal and caudal fins.’
      • ‘The juvenile looks similar but lacks the white facial feathering and black markings on the belly.’
      • ‘Artists are also likely to use the natural markings of the animals as they develop their compositions.’
      • ‘Some have distinctive markings on their heads and on their carapace, or upper shell.’
      • ‘On her belly is a beautiful pattern of black and white markings.’
      • ‘You can hardly see their faces under their manes, just black markings around the mouth and lolling pink tongues.’
      • ‘It really is a handsome beast with black and green markings.’
      • ‘It can be recognised by its distinctive yellow markings around the beak and bells on its leg.’
      • ‘These hatch into white and pale yellow caterpillars with black heads, black markings, and a black horn.’
      • ‘He was a strange stylised round creature about a foot and a half tall with markings like black and white cows - only less symmetrical.’
      • ‘It has beautiful black and white markings on its head and the foregoing adults of both sexes have very long horns.’
      • ‘The number of black markings can also range anywhere from no spots to 15 spots.’
    2. 1.2Music
      A word or symbol on a score indicating the correct tempo, dynamic, or other aspect of performance.
      • ‘Wayward performances and an ambivalent attitude towards his score markings must be challenged.’
      • ‘The tempo markings also use descriptive words, with a specific metronome marking given for each piece.’
      • ‘Missing tempo markings may have led Bernstein to perform contrasting sections more slowly than Ives wished.’
      • ‘With a great orchestra, the conductor seldom has to clarify texture, as long as the players follow the markings in the score.’
      • ‘The editing includes dynamic markings and pedal indications but no fingerings.’

Pronunciation:

marking

/ˈmärkiNG/