how to pronounce appalling


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The above transcription of appalling 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.

appalling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… what makes cruise ships so appalling the …”

meanings of appalling


  1. Extremely bad; terrible.
  2. Horrifying and astonishing.


  1. Present participle of appall.

words that rhyme with appalling


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