Dangling vs Mangling - What's the difference?

dangling | mangling |


As nouns the difference between dangling and mangling

is that dangling is the act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension while mangling is an act in which something is mangled.

As verbs the difference between dangling and mangling

is that dangling is while mangling is .

As an adjective dangling

is suspended from above.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    mangling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act in which something is mangled
  • * {{quote-book, year=1851, author=Edited by Mrs. M. H. Adams, title=Small Means and Great Ends, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=After having been an inmate of our family nine years, having suffered countless frights and manglings from the many kittens we had kept in the time, he at last died by the claws of the family cat, when released one fine afternoon for an airing, and to have his cage cleaned. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2005, date=April 22, author=Liz Armstrong, Kabir Hamid, Monica Kendrick, Peter Margasak, title=The Treatment, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=That disc comes on the heels of Background Check, a compilation of oddities and rarities that includes obligatory (though still addictive) punk manglings of pop hits like "I Ran" and "I've Got the Music in Me," as well as presumably more respectable numbers like "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!" and "12XU." }}