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How to Pronounce Whittling?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Whittling" is [wˈɪtlɪŋ], [wˈɪtlɪŋ], [w_ˈɪ_t__l_ɪ_ŋ].

"Whittling" in context

Whittling is the practice of using a knife to gradually shape a piece of wood into a desired shape. It is a low-cost DIY hobby that can provide hours of enjoyment and relaxation. Whittling is often used to create art projects such as sculptures, toys and knick-knacks. It can also be used to create practical items such as spoons and forks. Although whittling has been around for centuries, it was popularized in the mid-1800s by American craftsmen such as Samuel Morse and Daniel Boone.

The most common whittling technique involves taking thin slices of wood away from the surface.

Usage over time for Whittling:

This graph shows how "Whittling" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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