Ducking
Ducking Duck"ing, n. & a., from {Duck}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]

{Ducking stool}, a stool or chair in which common scolds were formerly tied, and plunged into water, as a punishment. See {Cucking stool}. The practice of ducking began in the latter part of the 15th century, and prevailed until the early part of the 18th, and occasionally as late as the 19th century. --Blackstone. Chambers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ducking — ist ein Effekt, der in der Popmusik und hier insbesondere in der Dance Music eingesetzt wird. Dabei wird ein Signal langsam heruntergefahren und ebenso langsam durch ein neues Signal ersetzt. Dies geschieht mittels Kompressor (Musik) und wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dücking — Dücking, so v.w. Depression des Horizontes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ducking — Duck Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ducked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ducking}.] [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken, OHG. t?hhan, MHG. tucken, t[ u]cken, t?chen, G. tuchen. Cf. 5th {Duck}.] 1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ducking — For the more common usage, see Duck (disambiguation). For the ducking stool, a public humiliation device, see Cucking stool. Ducking is an effect commonly used in radio and pop music, especially dance music. It is an effect where the level of one …   Wikipedia

  • ducking — noun a) The action of the verb to duck. They gave him a ducking in the river as a punishment. b) An instance of ducking (a person in water, etc) …   Wiktionary

  • ducking — n. to give smb. a ducking * * * [ dʌkɪŋ] to give smb. a ducking …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Ducking — Погружение (напр. стереотипа в воду для охлаждения) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • ducking — duck·ing || dÊŒkɪŋ n. submersion, immersion, act of wetting something by submerging it dÊŒk n. type of swimming bird; score of zero; sweetheart, love (term of endearment); bending over v. thrust under water, dunk, immerse; crouch, stoop, dodge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ducking — duck·ing …   English syllables

  • ducking — noun 1. hunting ducks (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑duck hunting • Hypernyms: ↑hunt, ↑hunting 2. the act of wetting something by submerging it • Syn: ↑submersion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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