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ˈlaʊ ər ɪŋ, ˈlaʊər ɪŋlow·er·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loweringnoun

    the act of causing to become less

  2. lowering, letting downadjective

    the act of causing something to move to a lower level

  3. heavy, lowering, sullen, threateningadjective

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"


  1. loweringnoun

    The act of something being lowered.

  2. loweringadjective

    That lowers or frowns.


  1. lowering

    In phonology and phonetics, raising is a sound change in which a vowel or consonant becomes higher or raised, meaning that the tongue becomes more elevated or positioned closer to the roof of the mouth than before. The opposite effect is known as lowering. Raising or lowering may be triggered by a nearby sound, when it is a form of assimilation, or it may occur on its own. In i-mutation, a front vowel is raised before /i/ or /j/, which is assimilation. In the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek and in Koine Greek, close-mid /eː oː/ were raised to /iː uː/. The change occurred in all cases and was not triggered by a nearby front consonant or vowel. Later, Ancient Greek /ɛː/ was raised to become Koine Greek [eː] and then [iː]. For more information, see Ancient Greek phonology § Vowel raising and fronting In Czech, the alveolar trill /r/ was raised before /i/ to become the raised alveolar trill /r̝/, spelled ⟨ř⟩ as in ⟨Dvořák⟩. That is a form of palatalization, and it also occurred in Polish in which it became a simple sibilant fricative /ʐ/ (spelled ⟨rz⟩ or ⟨ż⟩) around the 16th century. The pronunciation [r̝] in Polish is considered to be nonstandard and is used only by some older speakers. In Scottish Gaelic raising, compared with modern Irish for example cos, focal are raised to Scottish Gaelic cas, facal meaning respectively, 'foot' or 'leg' , and 'word'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowering

    of Lower

  2. Lowering

    of Lower

  3. Loweringadjective

    dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lowering in a Sentence

  1. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    We urge all claimants in the South China Sea to refrain from any building of islands, any militarisation of islands, any land reclamation, it is absolutely critical that we ensure that there is a lowering of tensions.

  2. Mark Simpson at Goodbody Stockbrokers:

    The surprise in the numbers was that capacity growth came in at only 10.4 percent. This is obviously very positive in terms of lowering unit costs.

  3. Robert Wilson:

    The long-term survival of skiing and other winter recreation will depend on nations lowering their carbon emissions to avoid the more dire consequences and severe warming in the future.

  4. Jeffrey Sprecher:

    We believe that placing more of the firm's own capital at the top of default waterfalls materially reduces regulatory capital charges on our members, most of the recent debate has focused on the safety and soundness of clearing houses primarily - which is very important - but we also view having more 'skin in the game' as a tangible differentiating factor in terms of lowering costs to customers.

  5. Doug Hirsch:

    Anytime anyone takes a step toward price transparency and lowering the costs of drugs [ it ] is a good thing, i still think it will be too expensive for most Americans.

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    the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
    • A. fervidness
    • B. rung
    • C. calcaneus
    • D. swag

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