how to pronounce choking


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the above transcription of choking 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.

choking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… throat kind of choking up and and then …”

meanings of choking


  1. The act of coughing when a foreign object (i.e. food, beverages) becomes lodged in a person's airway.
  2. The process in which a person's airway becomes blocked, resulting in asphyxia in cases that are not treated promptly.


  1. Present participle of choke.

choking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word choking occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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