Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically modifies another element of the sentence or an unstated referent, as approaching Dallas in the sentence Approaching Dallas, the skyline came into view.

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  • adjective suspended from above
  • noun the act of hanging something from above such that it can move freely; suspension
  • verb Present participle of dangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

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Examples

  • Did I need a tag dangling from Suzies neck to identify her?

    Dog on It

  • Did I need a tag dangling from Suzies neck to identify her?

    Dog on It

  • Did I need a tag dangling from Suzies neck to identify her?

    Dog on It

  • MAX, advertised with a photo of a heavy steel chain dangling from a telephone receiver in place of a cord.

    The Prison-Industrial Complex

  • MAX, advertised with a photo of a heavy steel chain dangling from a telephone receiver in place of a cord.

    The Prison-Industrial Complex

  • Then I glanced at the tag dangling from the left sleeve and I almost fainted.

    Unfinished Symphony

  • Then I glanced at the tag dangling from the left sleeve and I almost fainted.

    Unfinished Symphony

  • And if - the surface carbon atoms are what we called dangling bonds, and they're very reactive.

    Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

  • And if - the surface carbon atoms are what we called dangling bonds, and they're very reactive.

    Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

  • Took the photo (fall of Saigon) of the helo lifting off with the person dangling from the bottom.

    Heroes or Villains?

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