how to pronounce breeding


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breeding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a select few breeding males and with a …”

meanings of breeding


  1. Propagation of offspring through sexual reproduction.
  2. The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  3. Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  4. The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  5. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  6. The act of copulation in animals.
  7. Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.


  1. Of, relating to or used for breeding.


  1. Present participle of breed.


  1. A surname​.

breeding frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word breeding occurs in english on average 5.5 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 breeding 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 breeding can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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