how to pronounce backing


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the above transcription of backing 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.

backing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… much on the industry arm backing up in …”

meanings of backing


  1. The action of putting something back; a switching into reverse.
  2. Support, especially financial.
  3. The mounting of a horse or other animal.
  4. A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
  5. A backdrop.
  6. Musicians and vocalists who support the main performer.


  1. Providing support for the main performer.


  1. Present participle of back.

backing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word backing occurs in english on average 14.7 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 backing 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 backing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

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