how to pronounce climbing


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climbing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in terms of tenure and climbing the …”

meanings of climbing


  1. The sport of climbing, ascending a wall or a rock or another object using available holds, generally with the safety of a rope and belayer.
  2. Climb; ascent.


  1. Present participle of climb.


  1. That climbs; that grows upwards by gripping onto a surface.

climbing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word climbing occurs in english on average 15.7 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 climbing 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 climbing can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with climbing


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