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See definition of fingering on Dictionary.com
  • verbtouch lightly
  • verbchoose, designate

synonyms for fingering

  • feel
  • fiddle
  • grope
  • handle
  • manipulate
  • maul
  • meddle
  • palpate
  • paw
  • thumb
  • play with
  • toy with
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antonyms for fingering

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  • ignore
  • manhandle
  • pass over
  • miss
  • lose
  • pass over
  • manhandle
  • ignore
  • refuse
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How to use fingering in a sentence

"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
"Skull ain't broke," replied Texas, fingering the wound as roughly as if it had been in the flesh of a beast.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
I fell to fingering these with the same impulse of thoughtlessness that induces people to bite their finger-nails.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
While thus engaged I suddenly became aware of the fact that the young fellow was fingering at the worn place on the chair-arm.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Gutmann told me that his master's playing was particularly smooth, and his fingering calculated to attain this result.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Fingering is the mainspring, the determining principle, one might almost say the life and soul, of the pianoforte technique.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
These men acted as blind men would act who endeavored to find diamonds by touch among a heap of stones they were fingering.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
He leaned against the balustrade, nervously fingering his pipe, and Helen sat down opposite.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
When she had finished it, she did not look round, but went on fingering the notes, gliding gradually into another key.
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
"Mostly," answered Marjorie, fingering the buttons on Leonard's sleeve.
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
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