Definition of snapping in US English:

snapping

noun

  • 1The action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.

    ‘the snapping of a twig startled her from her reverie’
    1. 1.1 A sharp cracking sound or sounds.
      ‘the only sound in the room was the snapping of the fire’

adjective

  • 1Making a sharp cracking sound or sounds.

    ‘the snapping snare drum’
    ‘there was suddenly a hard crunch, followed by a snapping sound’
    1. 1.1 (of an animal) making sudden audible bites.
      ‘he leapt into the air to avoid the snapping jaws of a crocodile’
      ‘this snapping, nasty little dog’
  • 2(of a person) taking snapshots.

    ‘they were surrounded by snapping photographers eager to catch the moment’

Pronunciation

snapping

/ˈsnapiNG//ˈsnæpɪŋ/