how to pronounce beating


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the above transcription of beating 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.

beating is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know the rubber is beating the road …”

meanings of beating


  1. The action by which someone or something is beaten.
  2. A heavy defeat or setback.
  3. The pulsation of the heart.


  1. Present participle and gerund of beat.

beating frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word beating occurs in english on average 21.6 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.

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