how to pronounce boring


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boring is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… on boring old regular earth the fight to …”

meanings of boring


  1. A surname​.
  2. An unincorporated community in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
  3. An unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon.


  1. Fragments thrown up when something is bored or drilled.
  2. Any organism that bores into a hard surface.
  3. A pit or hole which has been bored.


  1. Capable of penetrating; piercing.
  2. Used, or designed to be used, to drill holes.
  3. Causing boredom or tiredness; making you to feel tired and impatient.


  1. Present participle of bore.

boring frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word boring occurs in english on average 38.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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