how to pronounce breaking


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the above transcription of breaking 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.

breaking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and this is a breaking story today i'm …”

meanings of breaking


  1. A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones.
  2. The act by which something is broken.
  3. A change of a vowel to a diphthong.
  4. Breakdancing.


  1. Present participle of break.

breaking frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word breaking occurs in english on average 38.6 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 breaking 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 breaking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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