UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdwɛlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdwɛlɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dweling)

From the verb dwell: (⇒ conjugate)
dwelling 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."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [large, cozy, extravagant, compact, humble] dwellings
  2. the [new, proposed, planned] dwelling
  3. a [two] -story dwelling
  4. a [single, shared, family, private] dwelling
  5. her [permanent, temporary] dwelling
  6. [build, plan, approve] residential dwellings
  7. a [plan, site, plot] for residential dwellings
  8. [granted, given] permission for a residential dwelling
  9. lives in [spacious, cozy] dwellings
  10. a [block, row] of residential dwellings
  11. dwelling with [privacy, balcony, garage, services]
  12. a dwelling away from the [center, town, hustle and bustle]
  13. after much dwelling and [deliberation, discussion, consultation]
n as adj
  1. dwelling [conditions, type, kind]
  2. dwelling [units, places, houses, huts]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. there's no use dwelling on [it, the past, what might have been, these things]
  2. don't dwell on [it]
  3. had no time to dwell on [it]
  4. dwell on the [subject, topic, idea]
  5. dwell briefly
  6. she dwells in my heart
  7. dwell in the house of the Lord
  8. dwell together in [unity, harmony]
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