how to pronounce belonging


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the above transcription of belonging 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.

belonging is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… inclusion and belonging that we're …”

meanings of belonging


  1. The feeling that one belongs.
  2. Family; relations; household.
  3. Something physical that is owned.


  1. Present participle of belong.

belonging frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word belonging occurs in english on average 6.7 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with belonging


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