how to pronounce christening


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the above transcription of christening 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.

christening is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… at sleeping beauty's christening popeyes …”

meanings of christening


  1. The Christian sacrament at which someone, usually a child, is baptized and given a Christian name.
  2. Any instance of someone's or something's being christened.


  1. Present participle of christen.

christening frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word christening occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

words that rhyme with christening


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