how to pronounce acting


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the above transcription of acting is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

acting is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of acting in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… once you name that acting mayor if that …”

meanings of acting


  1. An action or deed.
  2. Pretending.
  3. Something done by a party — so called to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deed and action.
  4. The occupation of an actor.


  1. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.


  1. Present participle of act.

acting frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word acting occurs in english on average 43.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics acting can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that acting can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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