Tangling vs Dangling - What's the difference?

tangling | dangling |


As verbs the difference between tangling and dangling

is that tangling is while dangling is .

As nouns the difference between tangling and dangling

is that tangling is a tangled structure while dangling is the act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension.

As an adjective dangling is

suspended from above.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tangling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tangled structure.
  • * 1776 , , Poetical amusements at a villa near Bath (volume 2, page 91)
  • the thorny tanglings of the wood

    dangling

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • suspended from above
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension.
  • The act of following or trailing around.
  • * 1866 , Mark Lemon, Falkner Lyle, Or, The Story of Two Wives
  • Falkner's quick-sighted honour would not have tolerated your brother's danglings at the skirts of beauty.

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * dangling modifier