how to pronounce beginning


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the above transcription of beginning 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.

beginning is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… hard at the beginning it's messy in the …”

meanings of beginning


  1. That which begins or originates something; the source or first cause.
  2. The initial portion of some extended thing.
  3. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
  4. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.


  1. Present participle of begin.


  1. Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.

beginning frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word beginning occurs in english on average 128.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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