how to pronounce blocking


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blocking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… showed some builders blocking the view …”

meanings of blocking


  1. The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
  2. The precise movement and positioning of actors in order to facilitate a performance(originally planned using miniature blocks).
  3. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.
  4. A feature that prevents a keyboard from registering multiple simultaneous keypresses that would cause ghosting.


  1. Present participle of block.

blocking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word blocking occurs in english on average 7.9 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 blocking 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 blocking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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