Definition of scolding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scolding

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈskəʊldɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskoʊldɪŋ//
 
[usually singular]
 
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an act of speaking angrily to somebody, especially a child, because they have done something wrong I got a scolding from my mother.

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