Definition of zooning in English:

zooning

noun

Southern, South Midland, United States Regional
  • Chiefly in African-American usage: a style of preaching characterized by the repetition of words and phrases with tonal variation, typically accompanied by responses from the congregation. Now somewhat rare and chiefly historical.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From zoon + -ing.

Pronunciation

zooning

/ˈzuːnɪŋ/