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parting

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪŋ/
done while leaving or separating: a parting glance/remark
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parting

noun uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪŋ/

parting noun (SEPARATION)

[C or U] a time when you are separated from another person, often for a long time: They'd had an amicable parting. The pain of parting had lessened over the years.

parting noun (HAIR)

[C] UK ( US part) a line on someone's head made by brushing the hair in two different directions: a centre/side parting
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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