how to pronounce awakening


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awakening is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… definitely kind of a rude awakening it …”

meanings of awakening


  1. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
  2. Being roused into action or activity.
  3. A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.


  1. Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting.


  1. Present participle of awaken.

awakening frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word awakening occurs in english on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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