blocking

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

blocking

  1. Present participle of block.

NounEdit

blocking (plural blockings)

  1. The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      Miss H.'s voice was clear and intelligible, although it alternated between vocal blockings and extreme vocal hurry, every clause being jetted out suddenly, and rapidly decaying into aphonia.
  2. (theater) The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).
  3. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.
Last modified on 24 November 2013, at 16:10