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English definition of “hanging”

hanging

noun uk   /ˈhæŋ.ɪŋ/ us  

hanging noun (KILL)

[C or U] the act of killing someone, especially as a punishment for a serious crime, by dropping that person with a rope tied around their neckDeath penalties

hanging noun (PICTURE)

[C usually plural] a large piece of cloth, often with a picture on it, that is hung on a wall for decoration: The castle's great hall was decorated with sumptuous wall hangings.Decorating or making something attractive
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