How Do You Spell SLUNG?

Pronunciation: [slˈʌŋ] (IPA)

The word "slung" is spelled with the letters S, L, U, N, and G. The IPA phonetic transcription for "slung" is /slʌŋ/, with the stress on the first syllable. The two consonants at the end of the word, N and G, form a cluster, creating the /ŋ/ sound. The vowel sound in the first syllable is pronounced as a short u, written as /ʌ/ in IPA. "Slung" is the past tense and past participle of the verb "sling," which means to throw something or hang something loosely.

SLUNG Meaning and Definition

  1. Slung is the past participle form of the verb "sling." The term "sling" has multiple meanings depending on the context. In the general sense, it refers to the act of throwing, hanging, or suspending something. However, as a past participle, "slung" implies that something has been thrown or hung in the past.

    In its most typical usage, "slung" refers to the act of throwing or propelling an object through the air. It suggests that an object has been forcefully and swiftly launched from a person's hand or sling. This can apply to various objects such as stones, projectiles, or even a bag thrown over someone's shoulder. For example, "He slung the backpack over his shoulder before leaving."

    Additionally, "slung" can also denote suspending or hanging an object. In this sense, it represents the action of attaching or fixing an object to a high point or hanging it from a support. For instance, "They slung a hammock between the two trees."

    In a broader aspect, "slung" can also signify the way someone speaks or delivers speech. It suggests that words or insults have been thrown casually or with disdain. For example, "He slung insults at his opponent during the debate."

    Overall, "slung" essentially encompasses the act of throwing or hanging an object as well as metaphorically conveying the art of speech.

  2. See sling.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of SLUNG

The word "slung" originated from Middle English "slungen", which can be traced back to Old Norse "slöngva". In Old Norse, "slöngva" meant to sling or throw. The word eventually evolved into Middle English, where it took on the form "slungen" before later becoming the modern "slung". The term primarily denotes the past participle form of the verb "to sling", referring to the action of throwing or tossing something with force.

Conjugate verb Slung


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