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parting

noun [C/U]  /ˈpɑr·t̬ɪŋ/ us  

parting noun [C/U] (SEPARATE)

the act of leaving or of moving apart: [C] It was a sad parting, because we knew it was the last time we would see each other.

parting

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈpɑr·t̬ɪŋ/ us  
showing that you are leaving a person or place: She gave him a parting wave.
Translations of “parting”
in Korean 가르마…
in Arabic مَفرَق الشعْر…
in Portuguese risca…
in Catalan clenxa…
in Japanese 髪の分け目…
in Italian riga (dei capelli)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分離的,告別的…
in Russian разлука, пробор в волосах…
in Turkish ayrılma, veda, vedalaşma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分离的,告别的…
in Polish rozstanie, przedziałek…
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