how to pronounce alarming


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the above transcription of alarming 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.

alarming is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… yeah that is an alarming rate of growth …”

meanings of alarming


  1. Present participle of alarm.


  1. Causing apprehension, fear or alarm; frightening.

alarming frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word alarming occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alarming 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 alarming can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with alarming


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