how to pronounce clowning


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the above transcription of clowning 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.

clowning is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… when adam began clowning around in the …”

meanings of clowning


  1. Present participle of clown.


  1. Clownish behaviour.

clowning frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clowning occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with clowning


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