how to pronounce booking


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the above transcription of booking 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.

booking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… or booking amazing hotel rooms if you go …”

meanings of booking


  1. A reservation for a service, such as travel or hotel accommodation.
  2. The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
  3. The act or process of writing something down in a book or books, e.g. in accounting.
  4. The process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording the identifying data of a suspect following arrest.
  5. The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.


  1. Present participle of book.

booking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word booking occurs in english on average 5.8 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 booking 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 booking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) transport and travel;

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