how to pronounce bending


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the above transcription of bending 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.

bending is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… notice that's just all bending and and …”

meanings of bending


  1. A motion or action that bends.
  2. An instance of something being adapted or distorted.


  1. Present participle of bend.

bending frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bending occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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