Dangling vs Gangling - What's the difference?

dangling | gangling |


As adjectives the difference between dangling and gangling

is that dangling is suspended from above while gangling is awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

As nouns the difference between dangling and gangling

is that dangling is the act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension while gangling is (nonce|nonstandard) a member of a gang.

As a verb dangling

is .

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

    gangling

    English

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps from .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
  • A gangling teenager.

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nonce, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
  • * 2007 , Edward Estlin Cummings, Eimi :
  • "Well, we'll meet in New York and you can see what's left of me! Bon voyage" the ganglings smirked & just beyond Grand, bang into not — da.