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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ducking, duck hunting(noun)

    hunting ducks

  2. submersion, immersion, ducking, dousing(noun)

    the act of wetting something by submerging it

Wiktionary

  1. ducking(Noun)

    The action of the verb to duck.

  2. ducking(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ducking

    of Duck

  2. Ducking

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

Freebase

  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. Victoria Rose:

    I was turning and then I heard pop, pop, and there was a pause, and it all happened so fast and it was chaos, and I was just ducking and running to the back door. And I tripped and fell.

  2. Denise Speller:

    And I ran back to my desk and grabbed a bunch of keys and fumbled at the door trying to find one to lock it. ... As I was doing that, I was seeing the police commotion outside, police running everywhere, ducking behind cars with guns. it was terrifying.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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