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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chur-ning]
    • /ˈtʃɜr nɪŋ/
    • /tʃɜːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chur-ning]
    • /ˈtʃɜr nɪŋ/

Definitions of churning word

  • adjective churning Churning water is moving about violently. 3
  • noun churning the quantity of butter churned at any one time 3
  • noun churning the act, process, or effect of someone or something that churns 3
  • noun churning a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter. 1
  • noun churning any of various containers or machines similar in shape or action to a butter churn, as a device for mixing beverages. 1
  • noun churning British. a large milk can. 1

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Origin of churning

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50, churning is from the late Middle English word chyrnynge. See churn, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Churning


churning popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

churning usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for churning

noun churning

  • agitation — If someone is in a state of agitation, they are very worried or upset, and show this in their behaviour, movements, or voice.

adjective churning

  • seismic — pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by an earthquake or vibration of the earth, whether due to natural or artificial causes.

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