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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 neck

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.
Translations of “hanging”
in Korean 교수형…
in Arabic شَنق…
in Portuguese enforcamento…
in Catalan penjament (a la forca)…
in Japanese 絞首刑…
in Italian impiccagione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, 絞刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, 绞刑…
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