how to pronounce compelling


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the above transcription of compelling 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.

compelling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… which is a super compelling idea but for …”

meanings of compelling


  1. Forceful.
  2. Strongly or irresistibly evoking interest or attention.


  1. Present participle of compel.


  1. An act of compulsion; an obliging somebody to do something.

compelling frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word compelling occurs in english on average 14.9 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 compelling 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 compelling can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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