how to pronounce barking


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the above transcription of barking 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.

barking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… change in their bark or barking more …”

meanings of barking


  1. Clipping of barking mad.
  2. Who or that barks or bark.


  1. A village and civil parish in Mid Suffolk district, Suffolk, England (OS grid ref TM0753).
  2. A town in Barking and Dagenham borough, in eastern Greater London, England (OS grid ref TQ4484).


  1. Present participle of bark.


  1. The action of the verb to bark.

barking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word barking 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.

words that rhyme with barking


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