how to pronounce commanding


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commanding is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… gazing down from every commanding corner …”

meanings of commanding


  1. Impressively dominant.
  2. Tending to give commands, authoritarian.
  3. Dominating from above, giving a wide view.


  1. Present participle of command.


  1. The act of giving a command.

commanding frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word commanding occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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