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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ducking, duck huntingnoun

    hunting ducks

  2. submersion, immersion, ducking, dousingnoun

    the act of wetting something by submerging it

Wiktionary

  1. duckingnoun

    The action of the verb to duck.

  2. duckingnoun

    An instance of ducking (a person in water, etc).

    They gave him a ducking in the river as a punishment.

Wikipedia

  1. Ducking

    In audio engineering, ducking is an audio effect commonly used in radio and pop music, especially dance music. In ducking, the level of one audio signal is reduced by the presence of another signal. In radio this can typically be achieved by lowering (ducking) the volume of a secondary audio track when the primary track starts, and lifting the volume again when the primary track is finished. A typical use of this effect in a daily radio production routine is for creating a voice-over: a foreign language original sound is dubbed (and ducked) by a professional speaker reading the translation. Ducking becomes active as soon as the translation starts. In music, the ducking effect is applied in more sophisticated ways where a signal's volume is delicately lowered by another signal's presence. Ducking here works through the use of a "side chain" gate. In other words, one track is made quieter (the ducked track) whenever another (the ducking track) gets louder. This may be done with a gate with its ducking function engaged or by a dedicated ducker. A typical application is to achieve an impression similar to the "pumping" effect. The difference between ducking and side-chain pumping is that in ducking the attenuation is by a specific range while side-chain compression creates variable attenuation.: 94  Ducking may be used in place of mirrored equalization to combat masking, for example with the bass guitar ducked under the kick drum, resembling subtle side-chain pumping.: 96  A ducking system may be created where one track ducks another, which ducks another, and so on. Examples include Portishead's "Biscuit".: 97 Used most often to turn down the music when the DJ speaks, ducking may be used to combat the muffling and distancing effect of reverb and delay. The ducker is inserted into the reverb and delay line and keyed to a dry track to duck its own reverb and delay so that when the dry track exceeds the ducker's threshold by reaching a certain amplitude the reverb and delay are attenuated. Clear examples include Céline Dion's "The Power Of Love" where the reverb and delay become audible when Dion pauses; and Adele's "Cold Shoulder".: 95–96 

ChatGPT

  1. ducking

    Ducking is the act of quickly lowering or bending down one's head or body to avoid being hit, struck, or affected by something, typically an incoming object, such as a ball, a projectile, or a physical attack.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ducking

    of Duck

  2. Ducking

    n. & a., from Duck, v. t. & i

Wikidata

  1. Ducking

    Ducking is an audio effect commonly used in radio and pop music, especially dance music. In ducking, the level of one audio signal is reduced by the presence of another signal. In radio this can typically be achieved by lowering the volume of a secondary audio track when the primary track starts, and lifting the volume again when the primary track is finished. A typical use of this effect in a daily radio production routine is for creating a voice-over: a foreign language original sound is dubbed by a professional speaker reading the translation. Ducking becomes active as soon as the translation starts. In music, the ducking effect is applied in more sophisticated ways where a signal's volume is delicately lowered by another signal's presence. Ducking here works through the use of a "side chain" gate. In other words, one track is made quieter whenever another gets louder. This may be done with a gate with its ducking function engaged or by a dedicated ducker. A typical application is to achieve an impression similar to the "pumping" effect. The difference between ducking and side-chain pumping is that in ducking the attenuation is by a specific range while side-chain compression creates variable attenuation. Ducking may be used in place of mirrored equalization to combat masking, for example with the bass guitar ducked under the kick drum, resembling subtle side-chain pumping. A ducking system may be created where one track ducks another, which ducks another, and so on. Examples include Portishead's "Biscuit".

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ducking

    A penalty which veteran sailors inflict on those who, for the first time, pass the tropics, the equator, or formerly even the Straits of Gibraltar; and is usually performed in the grog-tub or half-butt, with the assistance of a few buckets of water; the usual fine, however, always prevents the penalty being inflicted.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ducking in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ducking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ducking in a Sentence

  1. Michael Short:

    We all knew Hillary Clinton was desperate to avoid the media after months of controversy, but employing a moving rope line takes ducking reporters to absurd new heights, clearly the Fourth of July for Hillary Clinton means independence from answering tough questions.

  2. Anthony Sadler:

    I woke up to basically people ducking and then I was, like, 'Why is everybody ducking?' and then, when I turned round to look, he, the gunman, had just entered the car with the AK and then I was, like: 'This is really happening', we just all ran back there and we tried to do whatever we could to try and beat him up so he didn't shoot anybody. He pulled out a box cutter and cut Spencer a couple of times but beside that we just tried to do whatever we could.

  3. Mehmet Oz:

    John Fetterman has been ducking, dodging these debates, which is insulting to the voters of Pennsylvania, and he has to own the reasons for his desire to avoid a debate with me. Either he's healthy, which he says he is, and doesn't want to answer for his radical positions in past statements, or he's lying about his health.

  4. Celeste Ibarra:

    A lot of kids were ducking and diving again, it was horrible.

  5. Britney Yanick:

    First, John Fetterman's campaign lied about wanting to debate Dr. Oz based on some secretive 'terms' that they won't share with anyone. Now, John Fetterman says he won't debate Doctor Oz 'in the first week of September.' That's another lie, he won't debate Doctor Oz at all, and we all know it. The WFMZ Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber debate makes TWO debates that Fetterman is ducking. So now we have two lies AND two ducked debates. We thought John Fetterman was a big tough guy, so what is he so afraid of? Is he afraid of defending his radical record of releasing murderers back on the streets? Let us know, John.

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