AskDefine | Define shredding

Dictionary Definition



1 a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
2 a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, tag, tag end, tatter] v : tear into shreds [syn: tear up, rip up] [also: shredding, shredded]shredding See shred

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The style of technically proficient guitar playing.


  1. present participle of shred

Extensive Definition

Shred, Shredder, or Shredding may refer to:

Mechanical devices

  • Paper shredder, used in offices to destroy sensitive documents
  • Woodchippers, which can shred wood, brush, etc.
  • Food processor, a kitchen appliance which can shred food
  • Industrial shredder, used in factories to crush concrete filled drums, hard drives, filing cabinets, heavy equipment, etc.


  • Neo-classical metal, a subgenre of heavy metal which occasionally is called "shred metal"
  • Shred guitar, a unique style of electric guitar playing that focuses on quickly executing advanced techniques to increase the speed of the playing, often being utilized in the above-mentioned neo-classical metal




shredding in German: Schredder
shredding in French: Shred (homonymie)
shredding in Dutch: Shredder
shredding in Russian: Шреддер
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