how to pronounce bowling


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bowling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… look like a bowling pin so it's not cute …”

meanings of bowling


  1. A game played by rolling a ball down an alley and trying to knock over a triangular group of ten pins; ten-pin bowling/five-pin bowling.
  2. A particular style of walking associated with urban street culture.
  3. The action of the verb bowl.
  4. The action of propelling the ball towards the batsman.
  5. Road bowling.
  6. Any of several similar games played indoors or outdoors.
  7. Candlepin bowling.


  1. An unincorporated community in Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A suburban area in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE1731).
  4. A village on the Clyde in West Dunbartonshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS4473).


  1. Present participle of bowl.

bowling frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bowling occurs in english on average 6.4 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 bowling 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 bowling can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

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