fingering
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or method of using the fingers in playing an instrument b. the marking (as by figures on a musical score) of the method of fingering 2. the act or process of handling or touching with the fingers

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  • Fingering — is the choice of which fingers and hand positions to use when playing a musical instrument. For example, when playing the piano, chords or melodies can often be played with a variety of different assignments of fingers to played keys. Fingering,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fingering — Fin ger*ing, n. 1. The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers. [1913 Webster] The mere sight and fingering of money. Grew. [1913 Webster] 2. The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fingering — ► NOUN ▪ a manner or technique of using the fingers to play a musical instrument …   English terms dictionary

  • fingering — [fiŋ′gər iŋ] n. 1. a touching or handling with the fingers 2. Music a) act or technique of applying the fingers to the strings, keys, etc. of an instrument to produce the tones b) directions on a musical score for using the fingers in a certain… …   English World dictionary

  • fingering — 1. (fingering) (3867↑, 1324↓) when a girl or guy sticks his or her finger(s) up a girl. Or when a girl uses her fingers to rub her genitals for sexual pleasure. God, i feel so horny, i need some sex, but i m single, no one to fuck. hmm I ll just… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Fingering — Finger Fin ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fingered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fingering}.] 1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with. [1913 Webster] Let the papers lie; You would be fingering them to anger me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fingering — {{11}}fingering (n.1) action of using the fingers in playing a musical instrument, late 14c., fyngerynge, from FINGER (Cf. finger) (n.). {{12}}fingering (n.2) fine woolen yarn, from fingram, from Fr. fin grain, lit. fine grain …   Etymology dictionary

  • fingering — UK [ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fingering : singular fingering plural fingerings music the positions of your fingers and the way that you move them when you are playing a musical instrument …   English dictionary

  • fingering — noun a) The act of using ones fingers in the playing of a musical instrument. She has a very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to Annes. b) A specific method of using the fingers to play an instrument. That chord has two… …   Wiktionary

  • fingering — [[t]fɪ̱ŋgərɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Fingering is the method of using the most suitable finger to play each note when you are playing a musical instrument, especially the piano …   English dictionary

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