how to pronounce ceiling


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the above transcription of ceiling 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.

ceiling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… don't have a ceiling or lights I'm gonna …”

meanings of ceiling


  1. The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
  2. The highest altitude at which an aircraft can safely maintain flight.
  3. The inner planking of a vessel.
  4. The upper limit of an object or action.
  5. The measurement of visible distance from ground or sea level to an overcast cloud cover; under a clear sky, the ceiling measurement is identified as "unlimited.".
  6. The overhead closure of a room.
  7. The overhead interior surface that covers the upper limits of a room.
  8. The maximum permitted level in a financial transaction.


  1. Present participle of ceil.

ceiling frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word ceiling occurs in english on average 19.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) transport and travel;

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