how to pronounce approaching


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the above transcription of approaching 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.

approaching is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… like it we've been approaching the hotel …”

meanings of approaching


  1. That approaches or approach.


  1. Nearly.


  1. Present participle of approach.


  1. The act of coming closer; an approach.

approaching frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word approaching occurs in english on average 17 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with approaching


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