bustling

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʌsəlɪŋ/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbʌslɪŋ/

From the verb bustle: (⇒ conjugate)
bustling is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bustling

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a bustling [city, street, market, metropolis]
  2. is bustling with [people, color, tourists]
  3. is bustling and [vibrant, busy, lively, colorful, crowded]
  4. [full, lots] of bustling activity
  5. a bustling crowd
  6. bustling [servants, porters, taxi drivers]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bustle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. [people, spectators, they] were bustling
  2. bustling [around, about]
  3. bustling from [here to there, place to place]
  4. were bustling around the [city, stadium, room]
  5. were bustling through the [streets, hall, city]
  6. the [city] was bustling (with activity)
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